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“You will be an awe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Georgeson Botanical Garden

Georgeson Botanical Garden
117 W. Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
+1 907-474-7222
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Ranked #17 of 30 Attractions in Fairbanks
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the Midnight sun. Observe Alaska's world famous giant cabbages. Visit our developing children's garden. Observe wildlife, birds, plants and insects that live in Alaska's great interior. Season is June 1 through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 per person, children 6 and under free. The Georgeson Botanical Garden is located at the Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station (AFES) farm west of the main UAF campus.
Fairbanks, AK
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“You will be an awe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

The Botanical gardens are wonderful, kept up by volunterrs and a wonderful place for photographs!

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“Georgeson Botanical Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, easy to get to and a small donation to get in. Most of the gardens are tended by volunteers. They're just beautiful from the first bloom until September.

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“Really Not Worth It”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We visited in 2011 and the University in general and the gardens in particular are having major funding cutbacks. We were disappointed. The plant beds were not well maintained and there really was not much tosee.

Visited July 2011
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“Outdoor gardens with many plans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

I just missed the peony bloom in the last week of July. It would have been fun to have seen the bloom in early July when we usually have ours in May. I was SHOCKED at not seeing one butterfly our time there. We did see many dragonflies in the area however. There is construction for a children's garden and maze that looks like it will be nice once finished. I do not know the target completion date. There is a small store that I purchased some seeds as a souvenir that I will try to grow next spring. No one monitors the suggest fee box where they recommend a $2.00 entry fee. There are maps of the gardens that show beds but not particular flowers. I did not see any staff to ask if you didn't know. The parking was informal like at a farm. Gravel/grass. We spent 1.5 hours total.

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“Beautiful garden for a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

We have visited this garden as well as the state one in Anchorage and this one wins hands-down. The garden is divided into sections. The first is flowers and contains some of the most stunning flowers of Alaska, and also varieties from other areas and countries. The second area is a small water area with benches. The third is a sizable vegetable garden that shows how spectacular 24 hours of sun is to a cabbage :0). The fourth area is a childrens garden and maze. The entrance fee is minimal by honesty box, and it is a great way to see many of Alaska's grand flowers in one afternoon. I am an amateur photographer, and love to photograph here. They have a small gift shop on sight also.

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