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Alaska Botanical Garden

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4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-1381
+1 907-770-3692
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Lovely

We always seek out gardens in the places we visit, they are refreshing and always diverse. This is... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Shysure
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Southbury, Connecticut
Blooming Alaska Color

This garden is located on the "hillside" - carved out of the forest. I has been expertly played... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Adventure_Debi
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Oregon
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Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials at this tranquil garden located amidst 110 acres of boreal forest. View perennial, herb, alpine rock and wildflower gardens. Walk on nature trails, enjoy our Gold Medal Peony Collection and visit our Anchorage Heritage Garden. The main paved loop is about a half mile. ABG is a completely outdoor facility with a small gift shop. There are currently no greenhouses or indoor facilities. We are open year round, but snow covered in the winter. The fence surrounding the garden keeps the moose out, but bears can come and go. ABG is a private non-profit, we received no state or municipal funding. ABG is supported by entry fees, memberships, donations, program fees, gift shop sales and corporate sponsorship. If you have any questions please feel free to visit our website or call the office. We hope you enjoy your visit and thank you for supporting the garden!
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4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-1381
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We always seek out gardens in the places we visit, they are refreshing and always diverse. This is no exception. Clever use of native plantings are used throughout with educational signs along the easily assessable paths. Perfect for wheelchairs. The imagination of the master gardeners...More

Thank Shysure
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This garden is located on the "hillside" - carved out of the forest. I has been expertly played out. I was there in July - when most of flowers are in high glory. Such a peaceful place to walk around and admire what you can...More

Thank Adventure_Debi
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I love to visit this every summer when I’m in Anchorage. The season is so short but the flowers are beautiful and very large, especially the Blue Poppies.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We enjoyed seeing all the flowers. It is not that big and it isn't crowded. The flowers are well marked and you can walk at your leisure.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We arrived one day early for our 7 day fishing trip and chose to visit this arboretum. Very diverse display of plants but what was most interesting was seeing plants we experienced in the wild later on so now we knew what they were. A...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great activity. It is very organized and so much to see! Even in the "off" season we found it to be very interesting. Especially loved the Junior Master Gardener plot!

Thank Maddi A
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Loved the differently designed gardens. Although many of the plants were in their fall dress...there was still joy to be had meandering along the path. I particularly enjoyed the massive stone container rock garden. These gardens are intertwined with the natural woodland flora. Although Alaska...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I have always enjoyed botanical gardens and this place isn't any different. I was actually doing a whereigo cache where it guides you through the area and asks you questions. It is nice to do sometimes. Entrance fee was minimal but these always help to...More

Thank Micheal R
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Do not visit these gardens if you are expecting to see well groomed massive flowerbeds. These are working gardens that exist in a climate that is difficult to garden in. My son and I found them to be groomed but not with huge lawns. There...More

Thank knittinggrandma
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had read a review saying this was "small" but my husband and I spent about an hour and a half walking around the garden/woods area. We did not walk the entire garden but it was worth at least 100 of our pictures we took!...More

Thank dmflord
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Hi There, Sorry for the delayed reply! The cost is $12 per adult, $10 student, senior, military and $8 children ages 5 - 17. Children under 5 are free. The garden is open daylight hours (you can actually visit anytime... More
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