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Alaska Botanical Garden

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Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone Number:
+1 907-770-3692
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials...

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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Plant Heaven

One of my favorite things to do is to take pictures of plants (is that weird?), and this is a great place to do so. Nothing out of the ordinary, but a great place for a stroll... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my kids last summer,they loved it. The grounds are great for a light walk,and the flowers are so beautiful with all the sun they get here. You can smell them without even putting your nose to them. The colors are so vibrant. I love the herb garden too.

Thank efustok
Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Botanical Garden our first day in Anchorage! The greenery is amazing! Love the different species of flowers and what a cute idea to put a vegetable garden in the truck bed! Cute!

Thank btompkinson
Anchorage, Alaska
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76 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

One of my favorite things to do is to take pictures of plants (is that weird?), and this is a great place to do so. Nothing out of the ordinary, but a great place for a stroll and to see a variety of flowers, ferns, trees, vegetables, and many other types of plant life. They also have an annual plant... More 

Thank MJS4444
Claresholm, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Well laid out. I think it's an asset to the community. The volunteers have really done a great job. They have special pricing for non residents which I feel is too high for what we were able to take in.

Thank Oakley11
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The botanical garden was a pleasant surprise and a nice way to unwind as we were winding down our vacation. The plants were spectacular, particularly from the size aspect. Everything was 50% to 200% larger than what we can grow in our garden in Nevada.

Thank Ron and Carolyn J
Corpus Christi, United States
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Quick visit to the garden revealed a rich collection of temperate climate staples as well as some surprises. Campbell airstrip trails are just a few minutes' drive away. Well worth the time after driving to the garden.

Thank Tomasz W
Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The parking is not so good but there is a strip mall parking lot less than 3 blocks away. The walking tour is of moderate difficulty. The pathways are wide enough for wheelchairs and walkers/canes. There is a very wide range of native plants, mushrooms (after a rain) and birds to view and information brochures are available. Sometimes I've seen... More 

Thank isaw500
Management response:

Thank you for your review! One comment for other visitors, we have a 250 car parking lot that we share with the Benny Benson School. If visitors have questions, they can check out our website and also give a call. www.alaskabg.org Thanks for your thoughts! Hope to see you again before the snow flies! More 

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124 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I went here on a cloudy day and I can see that it would be very nice on a sunny day. The garden it self is very large. The path through the garden is paved and easy to travel. There are trails that lead out of the garden to the surrounding hills, so you could spend all day here. The... More 

Thank Brent H
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Thanks for your review! One comment about cloudy days...if you are seeking great photography opportunities, do come when there is cloud cover and your shots will have great light! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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227 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a gem of a place to visit (over and over again) in Anchorage off of Campbell Airstrip Road off Tudor. The volunteers who work and support these gardens do a fabulous job. Every month different flowers bloom. There are many different paths throughout the gardens. They are in the process of building a large greenhouse. I love to... More 

Thank Kathy P
Management response:

THANK YOU for this wonderful review!!!!!!!!!! We think the Garden is truly special! For anyone wanting to schedule a special event, give a call. More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A small burgeoning botanical garden. Not many flowering plants in August, but still nice to walk around and see the local species.

Thank SSTravler
Management response:

August for us is fall with the hardest and Harvest Day close at hand. For those wanting to taste some of the produce grown here, be sure to visit during shop hours between 10-4. More 

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