Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Idaho Botanical Garden Scarecrow Stroll

From October 1-31, scarecrows can be found peeping out around the trees and shrubs welcoming guests to the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise for the Fifth Annual Scarecrow Stroll! Members and guests of all ages can join in on the fun by voting on their favorite. This year's theme is famous people through history.

About the Idaho Botanical Garden

Located in Boise’s Old Penitentiary Historic District, the Idaho Botanical Garden is dedicated to enhancing the community’s quality of life through fostering a love of nature and developing intellectual curiosity in people of all ages. Originally part of the State Penitentiary, the Garden is a living museum.

The Idaho Botanical Garden provides enriching experiences with nature through educational programs, botanical collections, a variety of entertainment, cultural and community events in addition to providing a refreshing and inspiring year-round outdoor destination for local residents and out-of-town visitors.

Nestled at the base of the Boise Foothills, the Idaho Botanical Garden is located at 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, Idaho. For more information call 208-343-8649 or visit

The Boise Community Participates in the Scarecrow Stroll

The Scarecrows are designed by local businesses, corporations, artists, and families. Winners are selected by judges as well as people's choice. Below are photos of the two first place winners from past year. Photos courtesy of the Idaho Botanical Gardens website.

Have you visited the Idaho Botanical Gardens?

What did you enjoy most? What time of year did you visit? We would like to hear about your experience!

Southwest Idaho Bed and Breakfasts

While visiting Boise, we hope you will take the opportunity to support local Boise business owners - like the ones that participate in this contest. One great way to do that is to stay at a Boise bed and breakfast; check out our listings for an amazing hospitality experience.

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