New Garden Event Venue: Stonebridge Gardens

Gardening 365 Day 159

Following are June events that will take place at Stonebridge Gardens, the new outdoor tropical themed venue located off Highway 55 near Shadow Valley Golf Course. Since we are a new venue, we ask that you forward this message and let your friends know about the events that will take place in the garden. 10% of the proceeds of all events will be donated to Tropical Marine Conservation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to assist with costs of the exotic bird sanctuary (Tim Woodward’s Idaho Statesman column about the sanctuary can be read at www.idahostatesman.com/2009/07/05//823705/boise-couple-creates-a-sanctuary.html Please email or call me (870.1299) if you have questions. Thank you. Pat Baker

June 15 Garden Gourmet Series-Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining: Add a little excitement to your outdoor cooking with recipes and dishes prepared by Chef Sonja Degenhardt of A Table in Thyme. Sonja will prepare grilled salad, grilled pizza and grilled pineapple with pound cake. Relax on the terrace overlooking the garden and ponds for an evening of great food and learning new techniques for outdoor cooking. 9600 W Brookside Lane, Boise. Reservations required http://www.stonebridge-gardens.com 6-8pm $30

June 18 Tropical Luau: Enjoy a tropical island feast and authentic dances of the South Pacific in beautiful Stonebridge Gardens surrounded by butterfly habitat, tropical plants and an abundance of flowers. 9600 W Brookside Lane, Boise. Reservations required http://www.stonebridge-gardens.com 6-8:30pm $40 adult, $30 teen, $20 child includes dinner, entertainment, beverage, tax and gratuity.

June 22 Garden Gourmet Series-Culinary Herbs: Join Chef Mark Wilkerson, On the Range, and Annya Dethman, Good Scents Herb Nursery, for an informative evening about fresh culinary herbs and their uses in cooking. You will learn about growing and harvesting herbs then enjoy tasty offerings after a live demonstration on how to make use of fresh herbs in sauces, compound butters, fresh pasta, salads and tapas. Stonebridge Gardens 9600 W Brookside Lane, Boise. Reservations required http://www.stonebridge-gardens.com 6-8pm $30

June 23 Concert on the Green with The Mystics: Join us in the garden for an evening of classic rock with one of Boise’s longest-running groups playing music that spans several decades. Bring your low back chairs or blanket, picnic dinner, nonalcoholic beverage and get ready to enjoy the beauty of the tropical themed garden while listening to music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Food and beverage available for purchase from Season’s of Eagle. 9600 W Brookside Lane, Boise. Reservations required http://www.stonebridge-gardens.com 6-8:30pm $25 per car, maximum of six occupants.

June 24 Garden Art-Hypertufa Troughs: Learn to make a Hypertufa planter in this hands on workshop. Hypertufa is a mixture of peat, perlite and cement and provides a lightweight container for many plants. Modeled after stone troughs that were once used to hold water and feed for live stock in England and the Orient, Hypertufa troughs resemble stone, will not freeze if cured properly, and last for years. Stonebridge Gardens 9600 W Brookside Lane, Boise. Reservations required http://www.stonebridge-gardens.com 10am-noon. $25 includes instruction and a take home Hypertufa project.

Coming in July: Breakfast with Butterflies, Concert on the Green with the Gigmasterz, Concrete Leaf workshop, Cooking Classes and more!