For 31 years, the Idaho Botanical Garden has been guiding the greenthumbed and horticulturally curious alike on walkabouts to showcase some of the premier home gardens in the Boise area. This year, the Private Gardens Tour focuses on homes built on the Boise Bench in the early 1900s, featuring old growth trees alongside modern, updated landscapes. The tour is a fundraiser for the Idaho Botanical Garden, its plants and programs, and the Lunaria Grant Program, which was established to "encourage and cultivate horticulture and related educational projects" throughout the state. With summer temperatures on the rise, it's time to make your yard an oasis. Take the tour and be inspired. Find a map of the homes along the route at the IBG website.
Price: $20-$25 adv., $30-$35 door