Cultivate. Educate. Celebrate.
Nestled at the base of the Boise Foothills, the Idaho Botanical Garden is dedicated to enhancing our community’s quality of life through cultivating a love of nature and celebrating intellectual curiosity in people of all ages. The Garden offers numerous programs and opportunities for children and families to “unplug” and get back to nature. The Garden’s Youth Education Program proudly serves over 11,000 Treasure Valley children each year, nurturing a child's fascination with the natural world through a variety of educational presentations including:
Bug Day Children learn about the exciting world of bugs in an adventurous environment! Children can earn a “Certificate in Bugology,” purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs, and meet the experts.
School Field Trips Serving preschool to college, School Field Trips are designed to supplement school science curricula. The programs utilizes song, role-playing, experiments, and nature walks, to teach about the biological world.
Garden on the Road Garden Staff hit the road and teach a wide variety of programs that engage students’ interest in the world of living things through lively audio/visual presentations, role-playing and craft activities.
Botany Camp Botany Camp is a morning science program designed for children ages 4-9.
Saturday Camps Children ages 5-9 explore nature through experiencial learning activities.
Interpretive Stations Interpretive Station with in-depth information regarding specific Garden areas allow visitors to learn more about the different plant displays.
The Idaho Botanical Garden is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. A private entity, it receives no city, state or federal government funding for operations. The Garden relies on memberships, program fees and donations to sustain educational programming and plant collections and to enable future development.