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» Features & Gardens
BLM Firewise Garden
The BLM Firewise Garden is a partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and CWI Horticulture Program and the Idaho Botanical Garden
Carnivorous Plant Collection
Various carnivorous plants join the Garden's collection in the Children's Adventure Garden.
Children’s Adventure Garden
View the first phases of IBG's Children's Adventure Garden.
An arena-shaped grass outdoor classroom surrounded by beautiful trees.
Foothills Native Plant Garden
In 2008, the Idaho Botanical Garden "broke ground" on a new area above the Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden.
Trees planted by old Idaho State Penitentiary inmates create an inviting forest and provide shade to the picnic grounds.
Flavorful and fragrant, the Herb Garden contains plants rich in legend and lore as well as aroma.
Herbaceous Border & Historical Iris Collection
This garden contains Dykes Medal Iris varieties and is located parallel to the English Garden.
Idaho Native Plant Garden
Originally planted in 1990, the Idaho Native Plant Garden was overhauled in 2010.
Jane Falk Oppenheimer Heirloom Rose Garden
This garden features Heirloom and other rose varieties in a traditional perennial setting.
Koi Pond in the Children’s Adventure Garden
Learn about how the Koi Pond in the Children's Adventure Garden came to be!
This Celtic labyrinth aids meditation.
Lewis & Clark Native Plant Garden
Opened in 2006, the garden features plants described by Meriwether Lewis in his journals.
The Meditation Garden's many nooks and crannies are to the north of the Children's Garden.
Muriel and Diana Kirk English Garden
This garden was designed by world-reknowned English landscape architect John Brookes.
"The Outlaws", an inmate team formed in the 1930's, played baseball games here.
Planted in 1992 as a memorial to the parents of one of the Garden's most ardent supporters, Margaret Tillotson.
Summer Succulent Garden
In 2008, Idaho Botanical Garden garden staff planted an extensive bed of non-hardy succulents and cacti giving visitors yet another area to look forward to seeing come summer
The Green Roof on The Gathering Place
In 2008, approximately 1,800 native plants were planted on the 800 square foot Green Roof on the Gathering Place.
The Vegetable Garden
This seasonal garden is not only a source of summer veggies, but also a multitude of colorful annual flowers, plus the ever-popular pumpkin patch.
Water Conservation Landscape
This landscape focuses on water conserving plants that are attractive to humans as well as insect pollinators and hummingbirds.
Western Natives Demonstration Plot
In May 2008, Dr. Steve Love delivered 50 plants of 13 different species to be used as an evaluation to assess the potential horticulture value.
Western Waterwise Garden
Opened in 2008, this garden demonstrates how western native plants and their hybridized offspring can be incorporated into the home landscape.
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