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Alaska Botanical Garden

4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507
907-770-3692
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Ranked #23 of 87 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
Owner description: Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials at this tranquil garden...
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Type: Gardens, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Antiquing
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's real beautiful. They've expanded the place with a bunch of sections and you get a good walking experience with the opportunity to get into woods too.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This gem is hidden from view. We had always wanted to visit this site but kept missing it. We parked in the school lot next door. Walked past a bear/moose fence and were greeted by a friendly host. We wandered around for hours, looking at native and exotic plants. Because of Alaska's long summer days, the exotic plants had to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It is a small place with beautiful flowers, pleasant staff and a nice walking path and benches for a relaxing moment. I would recommend the visit if you have a moment to take in the fresh air.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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178 reviews 178 reviews
77 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The botanical gardens provide the visitor with a different view of what you'd expect in Alaska. The gardens are sectioned off and the amount of flowers is totally unexpected. If you are a gardener, this is a must visit.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was pleased with my visit to the Gardens. I have lived in Anchorage for 37 years and didn't realize this little gem was here. The staff were wonderful and their passion for gardens was showcased throughout. I left there feeling at peace and then trying to find an excuse to go back! I'm now trying to think of a... More 

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Topsham, Maine
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27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Kind of a let down... We found enough interesting stuff to look at, but it certainly wasn't the feast for our eyes and senses we were hoping for... Especially after seeing some amazing landscaping with vibrant flowers at many of our other stops in Alaska. Maybe our donation will help it get better...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was in Anchorage last week and l went to visit this park. Is absolutely wonderful. You really going to have a great impression!! Is located 30 mins from downtown. if you love nature, this is for you! Special thank you to the Russian lady in the Main entrance!!

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Petersburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Be sure to visit the Alaska Botanical Garden when you go to Anchorage, for an education in the plants of Alaska, and for a moment of perfect peace. The pathways invite you to amble through forest and flowers, the shop displays seeds and garden inessentials, and they purvey bedding plants of splendid quality. The education program for kids is admirable... More 

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Aptos, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Anyone interested in native Alaskan plants and a peaceful, gorgeous oasis from the city should visit the Anchorage Botanical Gardens......they have done an excellent job with design of a variety of garden settings. Well worth the trip!

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I love gardens (having a black thumb myself, I find that I prefer to see and photograph pretty flowers instead). Being accustomed to the larger botanical garden and greenhouses near my home on the east coast, I had expected the place to be larger. And while beautiful, I had hoped to see more diversity in the plant life. Foxglove and... More 

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