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What a gem

We were here a little early in the season but what was blooming was just gorgeous! I can't imagine... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2019
Wanda M
Grand Island, NE
Glad I didn't miss this one

Very well maintained gardens and stunningly wonderful setting. Set next to a forest of trees with... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2019
Jennifer L
New York
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23035 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801-8207
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

We were here a little early in the season but what was blooming was just gorgeous! I can't imagine how beautiful this place is at the height of the growing season! The variety of plants was amazing!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Wanda M
Reviewed September 1, 2019

Some distance from town. Originally set aside for the pleasure of local residents. Not a commercial tour site.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

Very well maintained gardens and stunningly wonderful setting. Set next to a forest of trees with ferns growing widely. Quiet and a little out of the way.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed August 8, 2019

Beautifully landscaped grounds with an area dedicated to a food garden which is donated to a local charity. Volunteers and the caretakers spend many hours maintaining and everything was labeled with names of the plant. Would love to live here in this awesome setting.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jcoffeyphotos
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I've gone twice this year and just love this place. Amazing variety of plants, flowers, vegetables, trees, and so much more. Looking forward to another visit to see changes and what else is blooming!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lourdes4398
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This arboretum is a miniature version of Butchart Gardens in Victoria,BC. Well cared for, expertly planted, whimsical, lovely seasonal blooms. Gardens are located north on the Glacier Hwy. Signage is a little difficult to discern. Just past the shrine of St. Therese. The garden looks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AKBethnJames
Reviewed August 21, 2018

lovely gardens, amazing plants for such a short spring/summer/fall season. Self-guided tour, plants are mostly well-labeled. View from the garden of a lovely pebble beach and small bay. The original owner/gardener was a lucky, intelligent, and talented person!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lmcell
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This arboretum was an absolute delight and a must for all serious gardeners. A lot of well maintained native plants next to a magnificent grove of old growth forest.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MontanaMike2013
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I had no idea of the verdant gardens of Alaska. This was both beautiful and educational. So many varieties of plants and flowers - arranged and displayed. Worth the visit - Free!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NewillDB
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We just happened upon the arboretum during our search for a bear! It was a wonderful surprise . . . Spectacular garden! Even our teenagers were impressed momentarily! Lol

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 4, 2019|
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Uber or cab-it; spectacular landscape—and it’s free! Wonderfully interpreted through science/botanical signage. Exceedingly knowledgeable botanist—Merrill, is engaging and accessible. Don’t miss the arboretum!
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