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Georgeson Botanical Garden

Fairbanks, AK
907-474-1744
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Ranked #18 of 35 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Gardens
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We saw this while at the University of Alaska. Alaska can grow beautiful flowers, they all happen in their brief summer. Worth the $5 cost of admission,.

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Rocklin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We liked the easy walk and layout of this botanical garden area, the plants were interesting and for the most part well labeled. The garden was ending it's bloom and replanting was being done. Children had a fun area, and this made it easier for families to view.

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Michigan Usa
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16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited these gardens as part of our Road Scholar program. A great variety of flowers presented. Almost all were in bloom. So many purple types of flowers. This garden is located next door to the University experimental animal farm. We got to pet their friendly reindeer Henry. One view the rest of their herd which is located across the... More

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Eustis, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The cost is $5 per person and the grounds needed some work. Could have been better. The vegetable garden (cabbage) was really nice.

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The flowers and vegetation need more attention - they could very well turn into something magical had they been taken better care of - but even otherwise they look very pretty - the place is neat and organized! There is also a children's section of the garden too - all this coupled with better funding and maintenance could go places!... More

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Troy, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The flowers and plants were pretty. The donation was $5. We were the only ones there since it was pouring rain. I don't think we would go back if we had to do it over again. We did like seeing all the plants and things and may have enjoyed it more if it wasn't raining.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You can tell that these gardens are a labor of love for the volunteers who tend them. We had heard that funding had dropped off drastically for the gardens, and it appears that they are sadly falling into disrepair. There were a handful of dedicated volunteers tending portions of the gardens, but it was obvious that there was much more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fairbanks was our last stop after a long driving trip from Skagway to Denali then to Fairbanks to fly home. We had limited time and needed to spend it well before going to the airport and this spot was perfect. The gardens are amazing! They are growing flowers and vegetables that are twice the size of those we've seen in... More

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Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had asked at the hotel about the Gardens. The staff weren't real helpful about it. Once we were on the hotel bus we found out we could get off at the College & walk to the Garden. Well it was a LONG walk. When we got there not much was in bloom or growing. Found out a few days... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This wasn't a planned part of our trip, but we found ourselves looking for something to do one evening in Fairbanks. I'm so glad we went to the Georgeson Botanical Garden! It is a beautiful place, very peaceful and serene. The views are awesome and there was NO crowd. We found ourselves sitting on one of their benches looking out... More

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