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Address: 117 W. Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone Number: +1 907-474-7222
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Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the...

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.

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Giant flowers

The gardens are a little difficult to find but worth the search. The gardens are beautiful. The flowers in Fairbanks are huge, colorful, and health, thanks to all the daylight... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Beulah, Colorado
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Beulah, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gardens are a little difficult to find but worth the search. The gardens are beautiful. The flowers in Fairbanks are huge, colorful, and health, thanks to all the daylight. The plants are labeled so that visitors can compare them to the same species that they are growing in their own area. Anyone who likes flowers will enjoy this attraction.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden has amazing cross section of different plants and flowers that grow in Fairbanks and surrounding area. There are many different flowers of different shades of blue and purple - a dazzling sight. The garden is well kept and has some areas for sitting and viewing. A great place to take pictures.

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Dumas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is free and a bit tricky to find. Looks like a residence and sign isn't clearly visible from road. Beautiful flowers and overlooks. Several gardens to walk through. Waterfalls were not running. It is free but a donation box is at front entrance. It is a nice way to spend an hour or so.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

You'd be surprised to see all the different things that can be grown in Fairbanks, Alaska! Lots of these things aren't your ordinary garden variety veggies. Cabbage larger than basketballs! Flowers that are 6+ feet tall. Blooms as big as your head! This is a definite must see while you are in Fairbanks.

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fairbanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

With almost midnight sun, All their flowers are gorgeous everywhere in this garden. Some of special Vegetables are there to see (Huge cabbage!), It is not big place but very soothing area with open space. If you are flower lover this place is must and it will be great to show kids I think. And you can also visit to... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

it is wonderful how these gardens evolve every year. the volunteers are truly passionate and if they don't know an answer they find it

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Fairbanks, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a small but very attractive garden located along the lower southwest side of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. It is a good place to visit in the summer to view the kinds of flowering plants that can be grown in the Fairbanks area. Also if you are a resident of Fairbanks area, it gives you good ideas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

If you live peonies, this is the place for you. Bro the cold winters and warm summers, peonies florish here in the summer. All kinds of colors and huge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We go to the Georgeson Botanical Gardens several times over the summer. It is amazing how everything changes over the summer.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Botanical Gardens showcase gorgeous landscape plants and great agricultural varieties that can be grown in Interior Alaska. Walkways (most ADA accessible) wind throughout. Children's Garden is fun and attractive. Water features, mature trees, and many annual & perennial beds throughout. Somehow on a shoestring of funding they keep this gorgeous and informative garden wonderful.

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