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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Anchorage
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 reviews 3 reviews
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
89 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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