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Address: 117 W. Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7222
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Description: 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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Nice Stroll

It was a nice a place to enjoy a picnic and stroll. It is very beautiful as it is on the hill looking over the city and the distant mountains. We were too early for blooming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Vancouver, Wa.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a nice stroll here, but there weren't many blooms at the end of May. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this, but it was pleasant, beings we had time! Fee is by a suggested donation. We donated 1/2 of what was suggested, beings there wasn't a lot to see at this time.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Georgeson garden is a great place to visit for adults and children. The children's area has water features, a "shake-shake" bridge, a maze, a play house, and more for hours of fun.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

had a great relaxing time at the Botanical gardens, I think the only improvement they can make is a better sign, i missed it the first time driving by.

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Evansville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Don't visit in May. I believe it has potential to be very beautiful in mid summer, however , when we were there most of the plants just hadn't started to grow and flower pots weren't even filled. The children's garden, on the other hand, is very nice, complete with bridges, activities, etc...

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was a nice a place to enjoy a picnic and stroll. It is very beautiful as it is on the hill looking over the city and the distant mountains. We were too early for blooming foliage but it will be great during the summer.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We love taking a bike ride over to the Georgeson Botanical Gardens. The flowers are beautiful and the kids love pointing out the giant vegetables - especially the cabbages. The children's garden and water feature are very kid friendly and on a hot day, kids off all ages are wading in the pools. It's especially relaxing to attend one of... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I was really shocked by the amount of vegetables growing at the Botanical Gardens. I went specifically to check out the peonies because that is becoming such a huge market in Alaska presently, but then I wanted to just make a personal salad from everything growing! I had no idea you could grow so much--so BIG-- in Fairbanks. I appreciated... More 

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Good to see beehives, though I wish I could have asked questions of someone. Nice gardens, fun info to read, still pretty in the fall with the colors changing.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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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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Address: Address: 117 W. Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7222
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks

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