North End Garden Tour

Tickets now available!

We are pleased to announce the return of the beloved North End Garden Tour! Neighbors and visitors will enjoy a self-guided stroll through some of the most unique gardens, farms, traffic islands, and nature preserves in the neighborhood.

Prepare to explore some hidden gems. The tour will include more than a dozen sites. Homeowners, farmers, and volunteers will be stationed at each garden to answer questions.

This year’s Garden Tour has been dubbed “The North End Garden (& Traffic Island) Tour” because it is a fundraiser for NENA’s new Traffic Island Beautification Project. All proceeds will go toward the planting and maintenance of traffic islands and chicanes throughout the North End. Some of these newly enhanced spots will be highlighted on the tour, as well!

Tickets are $20 and available in advance at www.squareup.com/store/nena. Your wristband & map may be picked up at the first tour site, Downtown Teaching Farm, on the corner of Fort & 12th streets. NENA can accept cash and cards.

Date: Sunday, June 2
Hours: 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Who: The tour is open to everyone! (Kids under 10 are free.) Invite your friends, family, and neighbors!
Where: Pick up your map & wristbands at Downtown Teaching Farm, on the corner of Fort & 12th streets (Point your GPS to Cathedral of the Rockies)

Kanak Attack food truck will be parked at Downtown Teaching Farm to help keep your energy up. Check out their menu here.

The entire neighborhood portion is a 4-mile loop. You may choose to visit some or all of the sites, in whatever order you prefer. You will receive a map when you check in. You may also scan QR codes with your mobile device to access directions for a  one-way driving route or a pedestrian/biking loop.

Free parking is available courtesy of Cathedral of the Rockies. The paved parking lot is beside the Downtown Teaching Farm, at Hays & 12th streets. You may leave your car there and embark on the tour on foot, bike, or e-scooter.

Boise GreenBike will have a fleet of bikes available for rent at the first tour location, Downtown Teaching Farm. We will have a special code to provide 2 hours free ride time for Garden Tour guests! Please reserve a bike when you purchase Garden Tour tickets online. Before checking out a GreenBike, you must create a GreenBike account on their website or at a kiosk. Please consider bringing a helmet! 

Lime Scooters will also have a fleet of electric scooters available for rent at the first tour location, Downtown Teaching Farm. Please reserve a scooter when you purchase Garden Tour tickets online. Before checking out a Lime Scooter, you must download the app on your mobile device.

Visitors who choose to walk or ride the tour route will be entered into a drawing for Draggin’ Wing Farm gift cards!

Draggin’ Wing High Desert Nursery is a “bonus site” on the tour, open to anyone who would like to visit Sunday. Draggin’ Wing has been an incredible partner to NENA in helping us choose native and drought-tolerant plants to install in our neighborhood traffic islands. Their demonstration garden is a must-see! Draggin’ Wing is located another 3 miles beyond the North End.

Purchase tickets online!