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Georgeson Botanical Garden

117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
+1 907-474-7222
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Interesting garden

Free to visit showcases what can grow really well in Alaska. Many of the garden beds are overgrown... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maureen E
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Edmonton
Queen Mab was here

A magical garden...here you are transported from the worries and woe of the day to Queen Mabs... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
V4927DGchrisf
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Fairbanks, United States
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Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the Midnight sun. Observe Alaska's world famous giant cabbages. Visit our developing children's garden. Observe wildlife, birds, plants and insects that live in Alaska's great interior. Season is June 1 through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 per person, children 6 and under free. The Georgeson Botanical Garden is located at the Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station (AFES) farm west of the main UAF campus.
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117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Free to visit showcases what can grow really well in Alaska. Many of the garden beds are overgrown and this could be a drop dead gorgeous garden with a little TLC

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A magical garden...here you are transported from the worries and woe of the day to Queen Mabs doorstep, where dreams take shape in the form of Mother Natures best work...envelope your senses in the sweet nectar, and glorious hues...an artist's palette, a writer's prose...

Thank V4927DGchrisf
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The size and variety of flowers were not expected in Alaska. A nice place for a quiet walk. And check out the farmers market just down the road.

1  Thank DickandDolly
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The botanical garden isn't just for show; they plant varieties of many plants to test whether they thrive in extreme climate of Fairbanks. Summer displays are a riot of colors and shapes. Outdoor concerts in the garden in summer.

Thank db43N
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a great place to take a little walk and enjoy the many flowers and plants on display. They do a great job with the space they have.

Thank DAN S
Reviewed 10 October 2016

It is a bit tricky to locate this nice outdoor garden that is in the University of Fairbanks campus grounds. Coming from Denali National Park, there were not really any signs that led us to it and the GPS was not calculating it correctly. It...More

Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you want to go for a beautiful walk outdoors with your family, this is a great spot. They added mazes and there are bridges for the kids to run over, beautiful flowers and plants. Birds in the trees, it's very peaceful and beautiful here....More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Yes, it was a donation of $5 each. But OH MY GOSH........THE WEEDS, THE WEEDS and MORE WEEDS. Perhaps since I'm a farmer/gardener from my youth, I have higher standards!!!!! TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT. I felt sorry for the plants. They were strangling from all the weeds...More

Thank hatlady3
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Honor entrance fee was $5 for adult. Wonderful flowers even Sept 1, 2016. A few giant cabbages. Fragrant sweet peas, raspberries. And the liveliest little children's garden with a living tunnel and vine tunnel. Working paddle wheel, swinging bridge and fort. Shallow, babbling stream! Alice...More

Thank dkorwood
Reviewed 29 August 2016

you can find different colors of sunflowers, different type of berries, great place to bring kids spend few hours there.

Thank aat226
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Sheri B
How to get here from Princess Lodge in Fairbanks
30 May 2017|
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Response from db43N | Reviewed this property |
Princess Lodge does have vans - I would ask if they could drop you off at Georgeson. But you may need to call a cab; it's between 4 and 5 miles.
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