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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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Stroll Amongst the Flowers and Giant Cabbages

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Barbara M
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Michigan Usa
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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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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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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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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