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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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Continually growing

I make it to the botanic gardens about once each summer. While the entry fee is steep ($10), the gardens are beautiful and lots of infrastructure building and planting is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I make it to the botanic gardens about once each summer. While the entry fee is steep ($10), the gardens are beautiful and lots of infrastructure building and planting is obviously ongoing. The entire garden is now enclosed with moose fencing and many of the paths are paved, making it somewhat accessible for those with mobility challenges. Today the crabapple... More 

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East Sussex UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We are real lovers of botanical gardens, and came to this one with high hopes after reading some positive reviews. And to be honest, I'm sure it deserves them- but not in early June. We just saw loads of leaves, that I'm sure would produce spectacular blooms in a few more weeks. I understand Anchorage has a short growing season... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is my 2nd visit. My previous visit was this past August 2014. Comparatively, last August was incredible and this past Thursday's visit was a little diappointing. I was told that the season to come back would be the end if May or beginning of June for the peonies to be in full bloom. Instead, it's more like the beginning... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

If you want to see a wonderful collection of native plants and plants that survive the climate and light factor of the north this is the place. I call it a hidden treasure since it provide a nice walk thru a forested area located in north Anchorage. I would estimate it would take about $15 cab ride to get to... More 

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Anchorage
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Low snow load this year and it will be interesting to see how that works for the Botanical Gardens. They are enjoyable to visit all the time and it is still too early to see much there but the layout is nice just to walk around. Towards the mountains and you want to wear nice walking shoes as well as... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Right here goes, yes it's April and out of season, but this attraction is posted as a year round attraction. At the entrance there is a "please pay admission here" box, so doing the right thing we paid and entered thinking there were gonna be greenhouses with local flowers and so on, there was nothing around but messy shrubs and... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the Botanical Gardens. Almost every plant was labeled & the staff was helpful answering questions we had about the plants. Good wide walk ways. We didn't take advantage of it but you could hike to Campbell Creek that was on the property. I would recommend bug spray if you do the hike. A stop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

At the end of a two week vacation, we decided to check out the Botanical Garden. Even though it is not the best garden I have seen, it was beautiful. Well worth the price of admission. I would go back if I was in the area and had some time to kill.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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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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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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Additional Information about Alaska Botanical Garden

Address: Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone Number: 907-770-3692
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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