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National Public Gardens Day

  • 05/09/2014
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Idaho Botanical Garden
The Idaho Botanical Garden continues its tradition of participating in National Public Gardens Day by offering free Garden admission – all day long.  The event is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the role they play in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation and education.

Admission:  Free to the public all day!

Event Information

Educational carts will also explain how carnivorous plants capture live food and why it’s important to plant pollinating plants for a healthy insect and eco system. As part of the Tomato Independence Project, we will offer a list of different tomato varieties and their best uses: canning, drying, sauces, juicing  and fresh eating.

Local partners will share information and resources regarding sustainable practices, garden design and tips that support conservation strategies. Organizations that will be onsite from noon – 5 pm include:

    Boise WaterShed
    United Water
    Madeline George Garden Design Nursery
    National Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
    Cottage Gardeners
    Willowglenn Landscape
    Silver Creek Supply

A small ceremony will take place to thank departing executive director Julia Rundberg for her vision, dedication and service to the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Food & Beverage:
Vendors Bel Cibo, brewery Crooked Fence and winery Indian Creek will be onsite from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm to satisfy hungry and thirsty Garden wanderers.  Free cake will be offered at 1:00 pm in celebration of the Garden’s 30th Year Anniversary.

Additional Details:

Old Penitentiary Historic District Neighbors, the Idaho Department of Mining and Geology, are hosting a free open house featuring guided tours, hillside geo-hikes, and a lecture by historian Troy Lambert titled, “ Out of the Deep Dark Lessons Learned from the Sunshine Mine Disaster.”    Visit for full details.

  Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association

   PO Box 1949
   Boise, ID 83701
   (208) 515-7413

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