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Alaska Botanical Garden

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Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone Number: 19077703692
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 our Gold Medal Peony Collection and visit our Anchorage Heritage Garden. The main paved loop is about a half mile. ABG is a completely outdoor facility with a small gift shop. There are currently no greenhouses or indoor facilities. We are open year round, but snow covered in the winter. The fence surrounding the garden keeps the moose out, but bears can come and go. ABG is a private non-profit, we received no state or municipal funding. ABG is supported by entry fees, memberships, donations, program fees, gift shop sales and corporate sponsorship. If you have any questions please feel free to visit our website or call the office. We hope you enjoy your visit and thank you for supporting the garden!

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Amazingly Alaskan

I have lived in AK for almost 20 years, but had never before visited the gardens. It was worth the 1 hr drive. The best part is the Heritage Garden, developed with local seeds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Rachel G
Palmer, Alaska

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Anchorage, United States
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

These gardens are a wonderful place to take your family. They offer an amazing variety of plants and trees. You will not believe what variety we have. I have gone here with my wife many times over many years. There are many trails with only some accessible to disabilities but with more than enough even for those who are mobility... More 

Thank Robert R
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

The perfect place for locals to bring visitors from outside. It is beautiful. Gardens on the edge of the Alaskan wilderness. Check it out.

Thank wildakgirl
Long Valley, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a must see if you are visiting Anchorage. It is a small gem located in a large city. We have visited many botanical gardens in our travels throughout the US but this one was so well maintained and the plants so well identified. All of the guides were most helpful and it was simply a joy to walk... More 

Thank Betsy G
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Love botanical gardens, and this one was excellent. Didn't expect to see beautiful flowers and plants in late September, but this beautifully kept garden exceeded our expectations. Took many close ups of the blooming flowers and beautiful vegetables. Very nice paved walkways, was fun even in the drizzle.

Thank Carol P
Oviedo, Florida, Usa
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167 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We have a great interest in plants, so this was high up on our list. We arrived early in the morning and had the place mostly to ourselves. The worker gave us a map and great briefing about the different areas. There are many native species, as well as exotics and decorative that are seasonal. The worker offered us a... More 

1 Thank Dakota P
Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I really would call it a botanical garden. It looks more like a really cosy and well kept park. However, it is a bit far away from the city center and is not worth a special ride. But if you happen to find yourself in the area, you can relax in this garden, for it is super cosy.

Thank Olga S
Palmer, Alaska
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I have lived in AK for almost 20 years, but had never before visited the gardens. It was worth the 1 hr drive. The best part is the Heritage Garden, developed with local seeds from statehood and before. The walkways are beautiful and add to the peaceful nature of the garden. We spent 1 1/2 hrs there even though the... More 

1 Thank Rachel G
Cooperstown, New York
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

As the other reviews note, this is a very pleasant place, even late in the season. Easy paved walkway. $8 per senior. Only port-a-potties. But the sign is on the left side of the road below a large sign for a secondary school and we missed it, driving to the end of the park. Once you turn onto the road,... More 

Thank Ann H
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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!

1 Thank Brenda H
Asheville, NC
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350 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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