Friday, May 11, 2012

Need Something To Do Friday?

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2012 at 6:00 AM

If you've ever tried to create a garden, you know it requires back-aching work and some super soil skills. Now, imagine creating a sprawling space like Idaho Botanical Garden.

The folks at IBG started sowing seeds in 1984 and have worked hard ever since to give Boiseans a place to relax, look at scarecrows, learn about all things green, and view some super holiday lights. Today, you can show your appreciation and celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a trip to IBG.

From 10 a.m. until the allusive "dusk," you can scope out the super shrubbery and glorious greens for FREE. You can visit plant displays while learning about Boise's native plant heritage and water conservation's role in creating pretty plants.

From 1-5 p.m., you can also visit with IBG education partners United Water, City of Boise Public Works
Environmental Education, and Silvercreek Supply. You can find out what they do while enjoying some time outdoors.

More info about National Public Gardens Day and other IBG events is available at the garden's website.

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