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Address: 10445 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801 (Formerly Green Angel Gardens)
Phone Number: +1 907-209-5050
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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

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Beautiful and Serene Garden!

My wife and I recently visited the Juneau Rainforest Garden during a shore excursion off an Alaskan cruise. The stop here was part of a trio of activities that also included a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Greg K

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Union, NJ
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

A walk through seasonal wildflowers,mushrooms and a towering forest canopy. Signs alone the way give information of S.E. Alaska`s native groups, the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. It is run by naturalists Mr. Mrs. Svinicki. They also give a short lecture about the area. My husband did not want to visit a garden until we stepped onto the trail and he... More 

Thank Cynthia S
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My wife and I recently visited the Juneau Rainforest Garden during a shore excursion off an Alaskan cruise. The stop here was part of a trio of activities that also included a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier and a ride on the tram in downtown Juneau. This Rainforest Garden was a very nice place to visit, and the couple that... More 

1 Thank Greg K
Louisburg, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It amazes me that there is a rain forest like this in Alaska. It took me by complete surprise its beauty. It is stunning the flowers and other plant life that thrives. It is a must while in Juneau.

Thank Sonnymerrill
Port of Los Angeles, CA
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118 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Don't miss this truly worthwhile roadside attraction in Juneau. An easy ten-to-fifteen minute walking trail displays a great selection of native plants and natural environments of the Juneau area. In an outdoor classroom, your friendly and knowledgeable hosts provide interesting facts and the area and its many features. The experience is topped off by a cup of fresh-brewed tea and... More 

Thank Jonaleen A
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This stop was a pleasant surprise. In spite of the drizzle and gloom, the short walk through the rainforest garden was incredibly relaxing and pleasant. Viewing the native plants and trees in a natural habitat provided yet another of Alaska's many photographic opportunities. After our walk, we sat for a while and listened to one of the more educational talks... More 

Thank Kathy D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

On cruise tours everything is abbreviated and this tour is perfect for it. The ship in only docked for a limited time so stops on tours need to be quick to pack as much in. This one does a great job as it is a short walk to see numerous natural flora and salmon swimming upstream. Then a quick presentation... More 

Thank Rob G
McFarland, Wisconsin, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This garden has level paths that would be an easy walk for most people. Beautifully serene and educational.

Thank Leith82
Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was our first stop on our Juneau excursion. The garden trail is 1000 feet long, but full of plants native to Southeast Alaska. The brochure was quite informative and easy to use. The owners were very attentive and informative as well. After walking the trail, there was hot tea and cookies for all. It truly is a gem amongst... More 

Thank Mark B
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a small rainforest garden with a circular path and some attractive flora. The hosts were gracious and informative. I expected a deeper walk into a more wild setting but this is a structured garden with markers, not long. The hosts provided tea and a snack and answered questions. It was nice and a local touch.

Thank Melyndakl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We toured the Rainforest Garden which was included in the Mendenhall Glacier Tour. We had no idea something like this existed and its amazing that someone has taken the time and energy to build such a garden. The views from the top are beautiful but not nearly as beautiful as the flowers. If you love flowers, trees, plants and views,... More 

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