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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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Walking round the Garden with your family is a BLAST! First, you don't feel rushed or part of a cattle call. Instead, you can stroll in this Garden for as long as you want. We walked every trail and even of trail with a 3 year old running happily round and not once were told to leave! Second, It peaceful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We have visited many botanical gardens over the years and had high hopes for this small but influential little garden run by the university of Alaska fairbanks. Unfortunately what we did find was a neglected garden with an overabundance of weeds and poor to no markers for plants. Cuts to the university system are evident here as dandelions seem to... More 

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Richland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Walking through these gardens was delightful! The views from the hillside are lovely. The flowers were so pretty and the vegetables impressive. Also, we noticed that everyone who was working in the garden - students? volunteers? employees? ~ regardless, they were all working hard and it was a hot, smoky day! That's dedication, and it pays off because the gardens... More 

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Monticello, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were here in June, but were amazed that it wasn't in better shape by that time. There were several kids working around the gardens, but they didn't seem very motivated to work quickly. Based on the flowers I saw elsewhere, I think it could have been in better shape at that point in the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The garden is by donation, the flower's are incredible, makes you think how they grow them so big. This place also has a botanical garden for kids, it's really nice and something to do with the family.

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Vancouver, Wa.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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