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Idaho Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Idaho - Boise

Institution Code: IDABO

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

The Summerhouse, located in the English Garden, was created in the traditional style of an English summerhouse. The Idaho Botanical Garden's Summerhouse was built with materials reclaimed from old Boise buildings.
The Summerhouse, located in the English Garden, was created in the traditional style of an English summerhouse. The Idaho Botanical Garden's Summerhouse was built with materials reclaimed from old Boise buildings.

About the Idaho Botanical Garden

The Idaho Botanical Garden is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, that provides a beautiful environment for garden lovers, tourists, community events, weddings, school tours, and horticultural education.

The Garden is a living museum, dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of gardening, horticulture and conservation, through plant collections and education programs within an aesthetic landscape.

Main Address:
Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 North Penitentiary Road
Boise
Idaho 83712 United States of America

Telephone: (208) 343-8649
Fax: (208) 343-3601
URL: www.idahobotanicalgarden.org
Primary Email: info@idahobotanicalgarden.org

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Chris Wiersema, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Rod Burke, Project Outreach Coordinator
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ann DeBolt, Natural Communities Specialist
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 6
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 6

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1984
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 7 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Total Area: 13 Hectares
    Latitude: 43.6024947
    Longitude: -116.1638188
    Annual Rainfall: 310 mm
    Altitude: 824.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Idaho Botanical Garden
  • Local Address: 2355 N. Penitentiary Rd.
  • Locality: City: Boise
  • Locality: State: Idaho

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 70000
    Number of Volunteers: 120

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 800
  • Special Collections:We are in the beginning stages of documenting the plants our collections. Collections in the Garden include: Historic Iris Collection, Heirloom Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Peony Collection, Lewis and Clark Native Plant Garden, Idaho Native Plant Garden, Western Waterwise Garden, Alpine Garden, and a Test Garden.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes