2355 N. Old Penitentiary Rd. Boise, ID 83712 (208) 343-8649 idahobotanicalgardens.org

Open weekdays from 9am- 5pm, weekends 10am-6pm. Prices are Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children (6-12) $2, under 5 are free.

The gardens are beautiful, and walking around enjoying the scenery is a family friendly activity. The best time to go is late spring, and summer to enjoy the flowers in bloom. There are also outdoor concert events, that include a variety of musicians and performances. The gardens also hosts wine tastings, weddings, and other vendor events. From November to January, the gardens host "Winter Gardens Aglow," which includes the use of lights in the trees, shrubs, and plantings. The lights are festive and beautiful for the family to admire. Due to the cold weather from November to January, there are fire pits used to warm up, and free hot cocoa and cookies. The gardens offer a variety of activities year round. Be sure to bring your camera!

Since 2008, the Garden’s Outlaw Field has hosted the Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series, featuring acts including Bob Dylan, LeAnn Rimes, Jackson Browne, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Indigo Girls, Jewel, Lyle Lovett and Randy Travis.

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