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Juneau Rainforest Garden

10 1/2 Mi. Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (Formerly Green Angel Gardens)
+1 907-209-5050
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Ranked #15 of 26 attractions in Juneau
Type: Trails, Gardens
Owner description: NO UPSIDE DOWN TREES HERE ONLY ALASKA NATURE UP CLOSE!!! Juneau Rainforest Garden is the original botanical garden in Juneau that focuses on... more » Owner description: NO UPSIDE DOWN TREES HERE ONLY ALASKA NATURE UP CLOSE!!! Juneau Rainforest Garden is the original botanical garden in Juneau that focuses on identifying and discussing Native use of SE Alaska indigenous vegetation (ethnobotany). The 1000 foot temperate rainforest trail winds through incredible diversity of bog, meadow and mature forest. Enjoy seasonal wildflowers, huge skunk cabbage, forget-me-nots (State flower) and moss covered rainforest floor under canopy of Western Hemlock and Sitka Spruce (State tree). Umbrellas are provided. Trail is self guided with information brochure and placards, street shoe accessible and can accommodate those with limited mobility. Refreshments are served under a 70 foot pavilion displaying natural science Alaskana while owners host Q & A. This intimate venue is offered in combination with Mendenhall Glacier and Mount Roberts Tramway. 2014 Princess Cruises - Tour JNU-130 2014 Holland America - Grand Tour of Juneau « less
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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
4 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The most sedate entertainment possible, a half-hour of peering through light drizzle at labelled plants -- bushes, trees, herbs, grasses, forbs -- from a gravelled path that twists itself across a little corner of Alaskan swamp, with questions-and-answers over oatmeal cookies and herbal tea to follow. Yes, you perhaps need grey at your muzzle to enjoy this one. But I... More

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We did not know that Juneau was a rainforest...getting precipitation (rain/snow) 300 days a year. Jack & Jane run this garden and are very knowledgeable about almost anything that was asked of them. They provided umbrellas for everyone to walk through the forest. The flowers and plants were pretty and being in the forest felt like you were very far... More

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The gardens were beautiful. The couple that takes care of the gardens are so proud of them. The outhouse was very nice to have . The women took pride in making sure it was clean. We appreciated it. The tea, was very tasteful.

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Milwaukee, WI
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28 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a short trip that is worth attention. A short, self-guided walk allows you to understand the flora of this temperate rainforest, some of which is native to the area. This is an attraction entirely started by a couple as a labor of love, and at the end you must be sure to sample their excellent tea!

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Princeton, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Self guided tour of a 1,00 foot trail. All of the botanical aspects you might want. It was interesting to see the different plants and muffin and tea after walking the trail were great. Ideal for those who really want to get into the different plant species in detail. For me it was a good introduction to the different plants... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was nice and the owners are very nice and stewards of the land they manage. There is a little trail with guidebook illustrating the plants. In June there were a lot of flowers, but there were beautiful wildflowers elsewhere. I would go again if I had time to spare.

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Caloundra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we toured this garden on a shore excursion from a cruise ship, the walk takes all of 5-10 minutes, and there was nothing but trees... the same trees growing across all of Alaska. i confused this with the Glacier rainforest gardens. was dissapointed. the Americans have the peculiar habit of flavoring tea with strange tastes, this place was no exception

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Lufkin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Some how I confused this garden with Glacier gardens when I booked this excursion on my cruise. We had a short 30 minute visit to walk the trail with a paper guide provided by the owner that listed the name of the tree & plants on the path. It was way to early in the Spring for any blooming flowers... More

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Barriere
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was part of a shore excursion we took. It was a little early in the season to see anything in bloom. But it was a nice short walk. The flora that was there was beautiful and interesting. The hosts were lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the tea and muffins.

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Chicago Burbs
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It's not a curated botanic garden as much as a trail with some placards and a number keyed map highlighting the natural flora of the rainforest. There was no narrated tour for our group, it was self-guided. We had this as part of a cruise shore excursion. As such, we didn't have all the time we'd have liked to read... More

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