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Jewell Gardens

Klondike Hwy., PO Box 535, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2111
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Skagway
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Type: Gardens
Owner description: Escape to the tranquility of beautiful Jewell Gardens & Garden City Glassworks. Stroll Alaska's most spectacular certified organic Show Garden and... more » Owner description: Escape to the tranquility of beautiful Jewell Gardens & Garden City Glassworks. Stroll Alaska's most spectacular certified organic Show Garden and watch the action at SE Alaska's only public Glassblowing Hot Shop. Book a tour for a unique hands-on "hot shop" adventure which is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to blow your own glass art in the Last Frontier! Join us for lunch or tea service at our restaurant "Poppies" where many of the meals served include organic produce picked fresh from our gardens. Open daily « less
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This tour was very informative about organic gardening. We saw vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We walked through the gardens before attending a cooking demonstration and a light lunch that was a sampling of what the chef made. Fresh herbs were used in the scones and they were so good. We sat at tables that were set with China and nice... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Under close supervision we got to try glass blowing at the facility and made a couple of small ornaments. The place exceeded my expectations and I had a great time. The gardens are beautifully maintained. This is a nice way to spend some time especially if your looking for a low key relaxing experience..

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited during an excursion from Princess Cruises. I found the gardens very beautiful......really a hidden oasis from the rugged setting of Skagway. I really enjoyed the additional history of the area and why the gardens were there the guide provided. The glassblowing demonstration was amazing! I do a lot of various handwork and can appreciate fully what the guys do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Outstanding experience. Hands on instruction with the four of us able to create wonderful blown glass with the step by step patience instruction of Jeremy, who is a natural teacher. Jeremy allowed us to participate in the entire process-- to choosing our colors, to turning the glass in the fire and to blowing the glass to make an individual memento... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved touring the gardens with Charlotte. Beautiful flower beds, interesting hoop house amazing huge cabbages, far exceeded my expectations. Loved seeing blown glass items mixed in with flower beds & incorporated as part of gazebo decor. THEN we experienced a tasty sampling of soup, salad, scones, dessert & afternoon tea. Shopping for glass in the shop was fun & shipping... More

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We left our boat (Crown Princess) for our first onshore excursion and wow, what an excursion. We were blessed with one of the sunniest, nicest days of the Alaska summer of 2014. Train (WP&... RR) ride up to Fraser, BC, Canada and then bus down to Jewell Gardens. Here's one of the bright spots of the week. We were met... More

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We walked a mile north of town to visit this attraction. We wanted to view the gardens and glass blowing. When we arrived there was only a gift shop entrance. We went into the gift shop thinking we could then check out the gardens and glass blowing. We were surprised that we could not access either one with paying a... More

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The gardens were so great as well as watching the glass blowers in action. They were very friendly and talked as they worked and explained the process each step as the created an item. The highlight was having lunch before we left and the majority of the food being raised right in the vegetable gardens we had just walked among... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews 209 reviews
30 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As part of of tour, we stopped at the Jewell Gardens! Beautiful! Model train built and working through the flower gardens. Glass mixed in with the flower gardens. We had sunshine and that even made it better. What a photo opportunity! Glass blowing on site but I didn't see much of that. I was surprise the gift shop didn't have... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My mom and I took this excursion off of a cruise ship and had the most wonderful time! The glass blowing activity was so much fun, and our guide and instructor were phenomenal. They served us a high tea in the restaurant, and all of the pastries and sandwiches were delicious. The gardens themselves are incredibly well kept and beautiful,... More

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