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Alaska Botanical Garden

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Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone Number: 907-770-3692
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Antiquing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials...
Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials at this tranquil garden located amidst 110 acres of boreal forest. View perennial, herb, alpine rock and wildflower gardens. Walk on nature trails, enjoy a new Peony Collection, glimpse wildlife.
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Pleasant small arboretum

One morning we drove out to the Alaska Botanical Garden. While it's not a great arboretum, we enjoyed walking the grounds and looking at the native plants and trees. As it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Asheville, NC

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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of flowers, short trails. I went for "Beer in the Garden" and enjoyed listening to music and sampling beer as I walked the trails. Milt toe off the beaten path but worth a visit if you like gardens...after all you're in Alaska! Be surprised by all the grows here!

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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

One morning we drove out to the Alaska Botanical Garden. While it's not a great arboretum, we enjoyed walking the grounds and looking at the native plants and trees. As it happens, our hometown arboretum (the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville) has a reciprocal arrangement with the Alaska Botanical Garden, so admission was free, though we made a donation. We... More 

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Colo, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I wouldn't call this a must see, but it was certainly a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Not too pricey, a recommended donation on the honor system. The flowers were beautiful, but not the best botanical gardens we've seen.

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Cusco, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A nice place to visit during summer. the variety of flora is good. I love their flowers. I would come back here

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited the gardens on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Because it was mid August a lot of the flowers had already bloomed. Even so there were things in bloom and the herb garden was lovely. I enjoyed walking around and the gardens are nicely groomed and labeled. The walk was about 1/2 mile if you don't take the side trails.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Very well maintained garden. Loved their fkiwers and veggies. Black and red currant bushes! Very pretty walk.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went for a free day. It was enjoyable enough. But I wasn't super impressed when I went in June. I'm guessing it's hard to keep beautiful flowers when it was icy just a month prior.

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baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Yeah it's way out from downtown and it's by no means the wild. What it is, is a local garden with lots of trails to wander. Lots of flowers to enjoy. Very relaxing. Very nontourist but local.

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anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a lovely spot. One of the smallest botanical gardens I have been to but very worth it. They do a wonderful job. Usually quite a few mosquitos so I would recommend bug spray as the location is higher up the mountain with woods. They really appreciate donations upon entering.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The gardens are evolving every time I go. They are peaceful and beautiful with artful plantings. For Anchorage's centennial celebration, there is a new heritage garden. Pioneers and old books were consulted about what was grown in the early days. The long summer days but short season have always combined beauty and necessity. They sell plants and at the end... More 

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