The Secret Garden In Idaho You’re Guaranteed To Love

Idaho is home to a truly special community. Idahoans are naturally nature and beauty-loving folk, and we take extra joy in finding hidden spaces that create a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of daily life. These are quiet places, but they are also communal — secret squares of green and light and flowers tucked into the unexpected hearts of towns. In light of spring’s approach, we’re letting you in on one particularly enchanting secret garden worth seeking out–one which is no secret to its community residents, but is an overlooked gem for visitors: the Rock and Japanese Friendship Gardens in Idaho Falls.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Ready to enjoy this idyllic waterfront oasis in Eastern Idaho?