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!
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:
Madeline George Garden Design Nursery
National Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
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.
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 idahomuseum.org for full details.