With the days lengthening and the warmer temperatures rolling in, you will want to shake off the winter months and catch some sunshine. For a pleasant, leisurely day in Sun Valley, you should check out these gems.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden - Botanical gardens always offer a relaxing, aromatic outing. The Sawtooth Botanical Gardens specialize in cultivating high altitude flora and showing five biomes common in the Idaho landscape, including a lava rock garden. Make sure to check out their calendar for insightful workshops, including the “Astronomy in the Garden” event happening this May.
The Center: Hosting a range of events, The Center’s May calendar is packed full of fascinating days. Bring the family out for a “Bees and Pollinators” and learn all about the importance of these key species through a myriad of artistic pathways. Take your education of these buzzing insects a step further and join others at The Center for a “Cooking with Honey with The Haven” event where you’ll concoct culinary dishes and cocktails featuring honey as the primary ingredient.
The Public Artwork: Not set in a building or within an organization, artwork speckles the Sun Valley landscape. Grab your walking shoes and check out some of the amazing exhibits, such as the 20 plus decorated electrical boxes around town featuring local artists’ talents or the decorated manhole covers within the city or the stunning Craters of the Moon sculptures created by John Grade that now reside in the Sun Valley. Grab a cup of coffee at one of the local shops and try to find all of the artwork hidden within the city.
Gallery Walk: For a more sophisticated evening, grab your date and enjoy a gallery walk. If you’re feeling mod art, head over to the Gilman Contemporary gallery. The Gail Severn gallery is the perfect setting for a spring, sculpture stroll with their outdoor exhibit. Make your way to the MESH Gallery for stunning snapshots of the western culture that flows through Idaho’s veins.