Idaho Botanical Garden Tours Private Gardens, Gets Fancy With Gala 

Runs through Sunday, June 23

Warning: The following event could elicit green-thumb envy. Idaho Botanical Garden is opening its doors for the 27th annual Garden Tour, which includes not only strolls through IBG's own manicured grounds, but tours of six of Boise's best private gardens.

The tour will be held Sunday, June 23, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and serves as a fundraiser to support IBG and its educational programs.

But the plant party gets going the night before the tour with the Garden Gala on Saturday, June 22, with special guest Ciscoe Morris, host of Seattle's Gardening with Ciscoe and author of national bestseller Ask Ciscoe: Oh La La! As part of Morris' first visit to Boise, he is sharing his Northwest gardening expertise with the City of Trees.

The event will take place in Skip and Esther Oppenheimer's private garden and admission to the garden party includes cocktails, dinner by Bon Appetit and dessert from Le Bisou Sweets. Noted pianist Del Parkinson--recipient of the Idaho Commission on the Arts Career Fellowship Award and the Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, among other accolades--will tinkle the ivories during the event.

A tribute to roses will be up for sale in honor of the Jane Falk Oppenheimer Heirloom Rose Garden. Tickets include admission to the garden tour.

Tickets for both events can be purchased online or at the IBG office.

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