Idaho Botanical Garden Fall Events Near Hotel 43

October 10, 2019

by hotel43

Fall in Boise, Idaho offers a calendar of events and attractions perfect for celebrating the season. One of the best things to do in Boise in the fall is to visit the botanical gardens, which locals have been enjoying for years.

Here’s everything you need to know about Idaho Botanical Garden Fall events.

Idaho Botanical Garden

boise botanical gardens

Address: 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise

When: Monday – Friday 9am-7pm

Children 3 and under free | Adults $8 | Seniors $6 | Youth (4-12) $5

The Idaho Botanical Garden provides an intimate opportunity for people to connect with plants. You will discover a unique place to explore gardens, art and plant collections including:


  • Garden Sculpture & Art: The tranquil grounds offer a beautiful spot to explore diverse plant collections, fountains, wildlife, and unexpected views. Throughout the gardens, look for the unique outdoor gallery of sculptures.

  • Our Gardens: This living museum helps visitors gain an appreciation of gardening, horticulture and conservation. Special features include an English garden, rose garden, an outdoor space for meditation, an impressive garden of native plants, and a special garden designed for children to name but a few.

  • Plant Collections: Managed plant collections provide a more educational experience than your standard garden. Much like a plant museum, displays in this collection have an educational, historical and scientific value.

  • Conservation: The Garden tries to conserve resources, including controlling invasive plants on surrounding lands and the restoration of native species in southwest Idaho.


You can also participate in fun family entertainment at Idaho Botanical Garden fall events including:

Fall Harvest Festival

corn maze

When: Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th 2019, 12 - 5pm

Advanced Admissions: $8 members and 4-12 | $10 non-member | 3 and under, free

Admission at the gate: $10 members and 4-12 | $12 non-member | 3 and under, free

Celebrate the season at the Fall Harvest Festival where people will learn about the importance of autumn and the much-anticipated annual harvest. The Vegucation Station includes a corn maze and plenty of interactive kid’s activities to enjoy. Mom and dad can enjoy sampling local food, beer, and wine and shop an artisan market with local music throughout both days.

An Adult Night Harvest Festival will be held on Friday, October 4th, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:30pm for visitors 21-years of age and older, which will include a mechanical bull ride, Silent Disco by Kaleidisco, horror films presented by Idaho Horror Film Festival, local musicians, and a beer garden to sip specialty brews.

Scarecrow Scroll

scarecrow in a field of orange flowers

Tuesday, October 1st to Thursday, October 31st, 9am to 7pm

$8 Adult, Non-Member | Free, Adult Member | $6 Senior (65+) | $5 Youth (ages 4-12) | Free, Children (3-Younger)

This is the 11th year for Scarecrow Stroll. Scarecrows designed by community members and organizations can be viewed in the crisp weather during the change of the seasons. Each scarecrow represents an event, theme or local association.

This is an excellent event for children of all ages who can meet the interesting collection of scarecrows while experiencing a close connection with nature. The best part is that everyone gets to vote for your favorite scarecrow!

The Idaho Botanical Garden is just one of the many things to do in Boise in the fall. Hotel 43 is one of the best hotels in Boise, Idaho near the botanical gardens. Click here to book your reservation today.