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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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Not the wild but a pleasant walk in the park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A true botanical experience, don't expect manicured gardens but do expect beautiful local flora - especially in the summer. Wish there were real restrooms - not a fan of port-a-potties when I pay admission. Don't miss the partially off-premises Lowenfel trail.

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Hamilton, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I recently visited the garden with our 6 year old grandson. We absolutely loved it, so quiet and pleasant. Everyone on staff was so friendly and answered our questions. The entire garden was well laid out and nicely kept. While I didn't expect our grandson to be to impressed, I was pleasantly surprised to find he loved... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lots of local plants well marked to learn. There are lots of easy trails no more than 1 mile long. Part of the trails go in the woods behind the gardens and crosses the Idirod trail.

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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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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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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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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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