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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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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
35 helpful votes 35 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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15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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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