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Robyn McCarthy
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Arboretums and Botanical Gardens in Idaho

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Garden Address Description
Idaho Botanical Garden


Phone: 208-343-8649

2355 N Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712
A nonprofit botanical garden located on 50 acres founded in 1984. Hosts summer concerts and music events. Scarecrow stroll and Adult Night Fall Harvest Festival coming in October. Outdoor movies on select Fridays through September. Open Mon -Sun, 9am-7pm. Admission fees
University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden


Phone: 208-885-5978

1200 W Palouse River Dr
Moscow, ID 83844
A 63-acre outdoor museum maintained for the acquisition and proper curation of a living collection of native and introduced plants hardy in the Inland Pacific Northwest has been in development since 1982.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden


Phone: 208-726-9358

11 Gimlet Rd
Ketchum, ID 83340
A community resource showcasing native and cultivated plants that flourish at high altitude. The garden connects people to the region’s unique beauty through education, events, displays and plant collections.
Orton Botanical Garden


Phone: 208-734-7959

867 Filer Ave W
Twin Falls, ID 83301
A nonprofit 5-acre garden demonstrates drought tolerant plants to include many cacti, yuccas & plants native to Idaho.

During summer open Friday & Saturday 9 am – 6 pm

Memorial Gardens in Southeast and Southcentral Idaho

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Garden Location In Memory of Notes
Japanese Friendship Garden including Blue Star By-Way Marker


South of West Broadway Bridge in Idaho Falls


30 yrs. of association with sister city Tokai-Mura, Japan with Idaho Falls. A tremendous refurbishment and enhancement of the garden began after the 2011 Japanese tsunami
Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center


Hwy 28 in Salmon Sacajawea, her Agaidika people and the Lewis and Clark expedition A 71 acre park landscaped with natural local rocks and flower gardens
Kizuna Garden


Pocatello Regional Airport Honors the relationship with Pocatello’s Sister City, Iwamizawa and citizens of Japan and Pocatello Relates history and legends of Japan in Idaho stones with haiku inscriptions translated in brochures
The Garden of Infinite Compassion


Sawtooth Botanical Garden in Ketchum The 2005 visit of the Dali Lama to the Wood River Valley Designed by landscape architect and Zen teacher Martin Mosko

Memorial Gardens in the Treasure Valley

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Garden Location In Memory of Notes
Ann Morrison Memorial Park 1000 N Americana Blvd., Boise


Ann Morrison B. 1884 – D. 1957
“First Lady of Construction”
Kathryn Albertson 1000 N Americana Blvd., Boise Kathryn Albertson B. 1908 – D. 2002
A notable philanthropist
Julia Davis Park 700 S Capitol Blvd., Boise Julia Davis D. 1907. Land deeded to City of Boise by husband Tom Davis to memorialize his wife
Gibb Hochstrasser Memorial Outside the main entrance to Velma V. Morrison Center for Performing Arts, Boise State University Gibb Hochstrasser Memorial to “King of Swings” established by the Idaho Jazz Society
Platt Gardens 7 acres at Boise Depot
2602 W Eastover Terrace, Boise
Howard V. Platt Established in 1927 to honor Platt, general manager of Oregon Short Line Railroad
John Booth Memorial Garden 971 S Capitol Blvd., Boise John M. Booth Approximately 1.5 acres with bench and landscaping
Municipal Rose Garden Located in Julia Davis Park
700 S Capitol Blvd., Boise
various Established 1939; received Public Rose Garden accreditation in 1992
Ruth G. Moon Memorial Rose Garden Corner of 4th and Washington, Boise Ruth G. Moon Idaho State Treasurer 1954 to 1959
World Center for Birds of Prey 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise Morlan W. Nelson B. 1916 – D. 2005; Protector of raptors
Wildland Firefighter Monument 3833 Development Ave
Boise ID, 83705
To honor past, present, and future fire fighters 1 acre natural native landscape
Judge Winstead Park 6150 W Northview Street, Boise C. E. Winstead Land purchased by City of Boise in 1965
Veteran Memorial Park 930 N Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Boise Veterans Acquired 1997
Idaho Historical Library 325 W State Street, Boise
(Around the fountain in front of the Library Commission)
Gretchen Smith President of Garden Clubs of Idaho, 1957-59
Memorial Park 900 N 6th Street, Boise 7 acres