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Georgeson Botanical Garden

117 W. Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
+1 907-474-7222
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Ranked #17 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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