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Georgeson Botanical Garden

117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
+1 907-474-7222
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great place to see huge cabbages!

It is a bit tricky to locate this nice outdoor garden that is in the University of Fairbanks... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2016
San Francisco, California
Fun for the whole family

If you want to go for a beautiful walk outdoors with your family, this is a great spot. They added... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2016
Jennifer A
Fairbanks, Alaska
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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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117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
+1 907-474-7222
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

It is a bit tricky to locate this nice outdoor garden that is in the University of Fairbanks campus grounds. Coming from Denali National Park, there were not really any signs that led us to it and the GPS was not calculating it correctly. It...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you want to go for a beautiful walk outdoors with your family, this is a great spot. They added mazes and there are bridges for the kids to run over, beautiful flowers and plants. Birds in the trees, it's very peaceful and beautiful here....More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed September 5, 2016

Yes, it was a donation of $5 each. But OH MY GOSH........THE WEEDS, THE WEEDS and MORE WEEDS. Perhaps since I'm a farmer/gardener from my youth, I have higher standards!!!!! TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT. I felt sorry for the plants. They were strangling from all the weeds...More

Thank hatlady3
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Honor entrance fee was $5 for adult. Wonderful flowers even Sept 1, 2016. A few giant cabbages. Fragrant sweet peas, raspberries. And the liveliest little children's garden with a living tunnel and vine tunnel. Working paddle wheel, swinging bridge and fort. Shallow, babbling stream! Alice...More

Thank dkorwood
Reviewed August 28, 2016

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

Thank aat226
Reviewed August 12, 2016

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...More

Thank SueinSalem
Reviewed August 10, 2016 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.

Thank Yomi_Perdomo
Reviewed August 9, 2016

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....More

Thank 2windsurfandski
Reviewed August 5, 2016

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,...More

Thank bayareaxplant
Reviewed August 3, 2016

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...More

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Sheri B
May 29, 2017|
Response from db43N | Reviewed this property |
Princess Lodge does have vans - I would ask if they could drop you off at Georgeson. But you may need to call a cab; it's between 4 and 5 miles.