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Georgeson Botanical Garden

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Address: 117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
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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Lots of interesting flowers to see

you can find different colors of sunflowers, different type of berries, great place to bring kids spend few hours there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you can find different colors of sunflowers, different type of berries, great place to bring kids spend few hours there.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no formal admission area or visitor center. This is on the Univ of Alaska Farm property and it was an experiment station. Now it is a Botanical Garden. There is a box to put your admission money into at the entrance to the garden. There are flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit and vegetables. There is a children's garden with... More 

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by the visitors center, we ended up here. The day was beautiful which helped to enjoy this. Everything looked beautiful and peaceful. Perfect for picnic, walk around and looked to nature. I really enjoyed this afternoon trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for alternatives to the typically heavily promoted cruise ship activities such as the river boat and the gold panning. This was one of the several activities we did in Fairbanks besides Running Reindeer Ranch, North Pole, Alyeska Pipeline, and the nearby LARS. For only $5 entrance fee per person, this is a great inexpensive place to bring... More 

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Menlo Park, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was there, the lilies were doing really well. So were the cabbage and kale. The dahlias made it, though they were smaller than my hand. Lots of little pansies. Chokeberries. Any berries. Hyacinths. Oregano. Zucchini, beets, turnips. Sunflowers, even. Not doing well: peonies, apple trees. Got caught in a rare, sudden downpour here, but it was all right.

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Fairbanks, AK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The botanical garden is part of the agricultural research activity of the University of Alaska. The garden features plants native to Alaska, which are often of intense colors. The long summer hours promote our summer flowers to be prolific. In addition, the gardens host evening programs of music from local performing groups. I have performed there more than I have... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Difficult to find with no signage. After finding, was rather unassuming, although some very beautiful flowers and plants. Does not appear to be well maintained.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Georgeson Botanical Garden, just up the road from University of Alaska Fairbanks is a gorgeous spot. They showcase both native and non-native plants, flowers and fruits is a spectacular setting. This is a great place to stroll around and marvel at the gigantic blooms that 24 hours of summer sunshine produce, or just to sit and enjoy the quiet... More 

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Beulah, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 July 14, 2016

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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