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Address: 117 W. Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7222
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Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the...

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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See beautiful gradens, landscape plants and field trials in progress

The Botanical Gardens showcase gorgeous landscape plants and great agricultural varieties that can be grown in Interior Alaska. Walkways (most ADA accessible) wind throughout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to the Georgeson Botanical Gardens several times over the summer. It is amazing how everything changes over the summer.

Thank jfausmith
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Botanical Gardens showcase gorgeous landscape plants and great agricultural varieties that can be grown in Interior Alaska. Walkways (most ADA accessible) wind throughout. Children's Garden is fun and attractive. Water features, mature trees, and many annual & perennial beds throughout. Somehow on a shoestring of funding they keep this gorgeous and informative garden wonderful.

Thank Anthocerote
Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is an experimental garden, and has a meaningful purpose, but it is also beautiful and peaceful. It even has a place for kids to play and discover. After quenching your curiosity, choose a bench and take in the expansive view.

Thank Norine14
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Very nice surprise ......fun fun fun easy access Many lovely garden areas to explore Set on a hillside near the reindeer corral

Thank leila d
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Surprised to see so many flowers still in bloom in September. Was hard to find - turned around three times - and then realized the problem was the construction along the highway that had removed all the signs. Gardens were quite extensive, but needed a little more TLC.

Thank Carol P
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We were here to lend moral support to family members suffering through the challenges of senior photos. It is a beautiful place for that, and we enjoyed walking around, exploring the well cared for gardens. There are plenty of little seating areas too.

Thank MSSUE09
Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Was looking around Fairbanks with a friend for something to do to kill some time. Decided to stop by this garden and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of flowers still in bloom despite the cold weather here at night. Although there was a bunch unfinished gardens and bare dirt in some places, all around I had a great experience... More 

Thank Benjamin S
Grove City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Georgeson Botanical Garden is the place for the University of Alaska to grow and exhibit the garden plants and trees that do well up there! If you read the outdoor display 'posters", you learn that the other experimental seed garden for the state of Alaska that was near Anchorage was discontinued....someone with foresight and who recognized the importance of the... More 

Thank Bonnie H
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The best part of this Botanical Garden is the kids' garden with play houses, outdoor sculptures and hedge tunnels. Most of the walkways are stroller accessible. On a clear day there are nice views of the mountains from here, and on any day it provides a nice venue for some leisurely walking surrounded by plants, for kids of all ages.

Thank northern_lightz_9
Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It is hard to compare botanical gardens and other such sites because they are so dependent on the climate, size of the donor pool, and size of the city. Fairbanks is under ice and snow half of the year and the growing season is short. The good part is that during the short growing season there is 24 hours of... More 

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