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Georgeson Botanical Garden

Fairbanks, AK
907-474-1744
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Ranked #18 of 34 attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Gardens
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice place to wander and have a picnic. Easily combined with a visit to the Museum of the North and the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Worth visiting in the summer, not much to see in the winter.

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Elizabeth City, NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A little piece of heaven packed onto a scenic hillside just downslope from the main university campus! Visiting in late July, the array of flowers in the height of bloom (mind you, Fairbanks has only a 100-day growing season) made for a spectacular display. The upper slope of the garden remains a wild meadow, a sharp contrast to the manicured... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The peonies are especially our favorite!!! The Georgeson Botanical Gardens are a very relaxing place for a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This garden is very obviously out of funds, which is a shame as it has great potential and a lovely location. Particularly beautiful were the displays of peonies, which thrive in Fairbanks, plus the giant cabbages for which the area is notorious. But sadly the weeds were almost as vibrant.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Botanical Garden is a pleasant place to see what sorts or things grow in Alaska. Recent budget cutbacks have hurt their displays but the grounds are still wonderful. I'm somewhat biased since I have been a volunteer worker at this garden for many years. A great place to take children; a wonderful pavilion for picnics; spectacular views of the... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is one of my favorite places. They plant all types of flowers, herbs and plants. The colors are spectacular, the different beds well laid-out. I can come home from one visit to the garden with 150 or more photos. They have benches to rest on if you have mobility problems, some shady areas if the sun is hot. It's... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We started at the historic barn where they had a family of young reindeer and a gentleman told us something we did not know that reindeer and caribou are the same species. Reindeer are domesticated and caribou are wild a herd around the open countryside. This garden is run by the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and it shows. The garden... More

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California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

It is not in the same category as other botanical gardens I have visited (e.g., Berkeley's, San Francisco's) but I am not sure what a great botantical garden in an area like Fairbanks (Taiga forests, tundra) would look like. There were rows of peonies, which were impressive. No mature treess or shrubs but I am not sure they could grow... More

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Kensington, MD
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This botanic garden is the farthest north in North America, and as a fan of botanic gardens I couldn't miss this one! I'm glad I didn't as this one is a beauty. It's spacious and laid out in large sections, including a peony garden, a sculpture garden and a children's botanic garden that is still in progress. There are several... More

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