Stonebridge Gardens in Boise, July calendar

My pal Pat Baker, the energizer bunny of the gardening world of Boise, is behind a lot of the planning at the new Stonebridge Gardens. For July:

The butterflies and hummingbirds are visiting our beautiful tropical themed gardens. We invite you to join them! July events at Stonebridge Gardens, 9600 W Brookside Lane, Boise (off Highway 55 near Shadow Valley Golf Course):

July 13, Vegetarian Cooking Class on the terrace overlooking the garden and water lily laden pond. The class will be taught by Rachel Hurn, owner of Seasons Bistro and Catering in Eagle. The menu includes stuffed Portobello mushrooms, grilled skewered vegetables, dessert and more; 6-8pm. The class fee is $30 but we are offering a $10 per person discount if you mention code VEG10 when making a reservation.

July 14, Concert on the Green with the Gigmasterz. Join us in the garden for an evening of Jazz with a little Rock and Roll and Fifties Nostalgia. Gigmasterz is a collaboration of musicians David Westmoreland, Jon Klein, Camden Hughes, and Damian Bard. Bring a low back chair or blanket and picnic dinner. Food and beverage available for purchase from Seasons. 6-8:30pm $25 per car, maximum of six occupants.

July 15, Garden Art-Concrete Leaves: Learn how to create concrete leaf castings using real leaves that can be used as art in your garden or molded into bird baths, downspout troughs, bird feeders or unique sculpture for indoors or out. 10am-noon. $25 includes instruction and a take home concrete leaf.

July 16, 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. 6-8:30pm $40 adult, $30 teen, $20 child includes dinner, entertainment, shell lei, beverage, tax and gratuity. Special discount of $10 off adult admission if you mention code LUAU10 when making a reservation.

July 24 and 25, Concert on the Green-Jim Morris: Jim (www.jimmorris.com) returns to Stonebridge Gardens with his great whimsical Jimmy Buffett island style mixed with a splash of Texas to create a sound that is uniquely Gulf and Western . July 24 is a catered event with Single Car Garage opening for Jim ($40 per person) and July 25 is a bring your own picnic lunch ($25 per car), families welcome!

To book any of the classes or events, go online to www.stonebridge-gardens.com or call 870.1299.