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Explore Impressive Idaho Gardens

Stunning botanical gardens and arboreta create oasis-like spots for meditation, education and conservation throughout Idaho. If your travels take you near Ketchum, stop in at the high-altitude Sawtooth Botanical Garden. Five main gardens, supported by smaller gardens, represent the biomes that exist in South Central Idaho, including the Riparian Garden, Sage Steppe Garden, the Lava Rock Garden, Alpine Garden, and Montane Garden. Boise is home to the 50-acre Idaho Botanical Garden. There are ten main gardens within the park, including an English Garden designed by John Brookes, an Iris Garden, and a Water Garden. Meanwhile, Moscow is home to The University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Native plants thrive alongside those introduced to the area in an outdoor museum setting perfect for relaxation, appreciation and education for students and the public alike.

Idaho Botanical Garden

This lovely 50-acre park sits on the grounds of the Old Idaho State Penitentiary’s farm. Among the inspiring gardens: An Alpine Garden, a Cactus Garden, and an English Garden designed by famed landscape architect John Brookes. You can also explore the Iris Garden and Rose Garden, as well as the Idaho Native Plant Garden, among others, during your visit.

The University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden

A thriving outdoor museum with a collection of native plants, as well as those introduced into the region. The site serves an educational purpose for the university, as well as for visitors who are encouraged to explore.