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Idaho Botanical Garden

2355 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID

Phone:
1-(208)-343-8649

Website:
www.idahobotanicalgarden.org

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Upcoming Events

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Thu 7/25/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Great Garden Escape

Music, Community Event, Food/Tasting

Enjoying live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. Great Garden Escape, held almost every Thursday evening in June through September, features upbeat dancing music and friends. Bring your own low back chairs or blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors. Don’t forget to take part in wine and beer tastings with local vendors. See website for scheduled performers.

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• Thu 7/25/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Blues,Folk,Rock

Nathaniel Rateliff is a soulful singer/songwriter originally from Missouri. With his band the Night Sweats, he made a splash with the release of his highly catchy 2015 hit, "S.O.B." 2018 brings on new a new album "Tearing at the Seams," which was recorded in New Mexico.

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• Thu 7/25/19 at - 7:30 PM

Orchid Repotting at the Idaho Botanical Garden

Community Event, Gardening

IBG admission: $8 adults/$6 seniors (65+)/ $5 youth (4-12) All potting supplies will be furnished! Limit 3 pots per person, please… • Pot diameter 6-inch and under – $5 • Over 6- and under 12-inch – $10 • Pots over 12 inches – price negotiated!

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• Sat 7/27/19 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Sat 7/27/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Lord Huron

Folk,Pop

Lord Huron is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based musician Ben Schneider. The project started out as a solo effort, but has since expanded to include several percussion and guitar players.

Information:

• Wed 7/31/19 at - 6:30 PM

Great Garden Escape

Music, Community Event, Food/Tasting

Enjoying live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. Great Garden Escape, held almost every Thursday evening in June through September, features upbeat dancing music and friends. Bring your own low back chairs or blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors. Don’t forget to take part in wine and beer tastings with local vendors. See website for scheduled performers.

Information:

• Thu 8/1/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Thu 8/1/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Sat 8/3/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Thu 8/8/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Great Garden Escape

Music, Community Event, Food/Tasting

Enjoying live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. Great Garden Escape, held almost every Thursday evening in June through September, features upbeat dancing music and friends. Bring your own low back chairs or blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors. Don’t forget to take part in wine and beer tastings with local vendors. See website for scheduled performers.

Information:

• Thu 8/8/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Sat 8/10/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Thu 8/15/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Great Garden Escape

Music, Community Event, Food/Tasting

Enjoying live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. Great Garden Escape, held almost every Thursday evening in June through September, features upbeat dancing music and friends. Bring your own low back chairs or blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors. Don’t forget to take part in wine and beer tastings with local vendors. See website for scheduled performers.

Information:

• Thu 8/15/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Piano Guys

Classical,Pop

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their series of strikingly original self-made music videos.

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• Fri 8/16/19 at - 7:30 PM

Iration

Reggae,Rock

Iration is a five-piece reggae band who originally hail from Hawaii.

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• Sat 8/17/19 at - 5:30 PM

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Sat 8/17/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Thu 8/22/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Great Garden Escape

Music, Community Event, Food/Tasting

Enjoying live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. Great Garden Escape, held almost every Thursday evening in June through September, features upbeat dancing music and friends. Bring your own low back chairs or blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors. Don’t forget to take part in wine and beer tastings with local vendors. See website for scheduled performers.

Information:

• Thu 8/22/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Sat 8/24/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Thu 8/29/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Great Garden Escape

Music, Community Event, Food/Tasting

Enjoying live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. Great Garden Escape, held almost every Thursday evening in June through September, features upbeat dancing music and friends. Bring your own low back chairs or blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors. Don’t forget to take part in wine and beer tastings with local vendors. See website for scheduled performers.

Information:

• Thu 8/29/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Josh Groban

Pop,Classical,Opera

With one of the most dynamic voices today, pop and classical singer Josh Groban's career took off after he started working for producer David Foster as a rehearsal singer, which led to some high-profile events, including the 1998 Grammy Awards (at which he rehearsed Foster's "The Prayer" with Celine Dion in place of Andrea Bocelli). That led to a recording contract with Warner Bros. Records through Foster's 143 imprint. His eponymous debut album was released in 2001, selling over two million copies. Groban even had his own PBS special in November 2002 and when he issued "Closer" in 2003, it topped the Billboard 200 album chart. Since then, the Grammy-nominated Groban's never looked back.

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• Fri 8/30/19 at - 7:30 PM

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Sat 8/31/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Thu 9/5/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Great Garden Escape

Music, Community Event, Food/Tasting

Enjoying live music in the Garden on summer nights has become a local tradition. Great Garden Escape, held almost every Thursday evening in June through September, features upbeat dancing music and friends. Bring your own low back chairs or blanket. Picnic baskets are welcome or guests can purchase selections from the on-site food and beverage vendors. Don’t forget to take part in wine and beer tastings with local vendors. See website for scheduled performers.

Information:

• Thu 9/5/19 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Sat 9/7/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Thu 9/12/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Foreigner

Rock

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 top-30 hits, Foreigner carries on four decades later. They're responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero," "Feels Like The First Time," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Hot Blooded," "Cold As Ice," "Dirty White Boy," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," and the worldwide No. 1 hit "I Want To Know What Love Is."

Information:

• Thu 9/12/19 at - 7:00 PM

Garden Ambassador Tours

Gardening, Tour

Learn about Idaho Botanical Garden history from its transformation from prison grounds to today’s beautiful plant displays, during free tours on select Thursdays and Saturdays, May through September. Pay regular Garden admission—no charge for IBG members—and join Garden Ambassadors for guided tours through the grounds. Attend each month and see how the Garden changes during the growing season. Tours start at 10 a.m. at the admission kiosk. Dates: May 2, 11, 16, 25; June 6, 8, 20, 22; July 4, 13, 18, 27; August 1, 10, 15; September 5, 14, 19.

Information:

• Sat 9/14/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
• Thu 9/19/19 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rufus Du Sol

Electronic

Rufus Du Sol is a three-piece group from Sydney, Australia.

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• Thu 9/26/19 at - 7:30 PM

Dropkick Murphys

Punk,Irish/Celtic,Folk,Rock

The Boston-based band Dropkick Murphys are an entertaining fusion of punk rock and traditional Irish folk.

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• Mon 10/14/19 at - 5:45 PM