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Address: Klondike Hwy., Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: +1 907-983-2111
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Escape to the tranquility of beautiful Jewell Gardens & Garden City...

Escape to the tranquility of beautiful Jewell Gardens & Garden City Glassworks. Stroll Alaska's most spectacular certified organic Show Garden and watch the action at SE Alaska's only public Glassblowing Hot Shop. Book a tour for a unique hands-on "hot shop" adventure which is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to blow your own glass art in the Last Frontier! Join us for lunch or tea service at our restaurant "Poppies" where many of the meals served include organic produce picked fresh from our gardens. Open daily

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Skagway Shore Excursion: Jewell Gardens Tour and Glassblowing Demonstration
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We visited the gardens and glass-blowing demonstration on a cruise excursion. I thought it would appeal more to others in our group than myself. I was wrong. I found the tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carmel, Indiana
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the gardens and glass-blowing demonstration on a cruise excursion. I thought it would appeal more to others in our group than myself. I was wrong. I found the tour of the gardens kind of fun, and certainly informative, despite the cold and rain. I didn't mind retreating indoors to the glass-blowing studio, where the demonstration ended up being... More 

Thank PhatChoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Jewel how does your gardens grow?? With a lot of love & care i know. After lunch at Poppies very nice vegetarian & vegan options. Take a stroll through the gardens of spectacular plants & flowers. Yes flowers prosper here in this rain forest climate. Be sure not to miss the minature train & train station. Visit the glass blowers... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Alaska is not where you'd expect to find a "show" garden, but that's exactly what this is. To lunch, overlooking such a large garden, including a small train, on a sunny day in June, was a real pleasure! My choice was chili-soup and a salad, both very good. An excellent self-guided walking tour brochure describes the 22 flower beds in... More 

Thank Billitchyfeet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My heartfelt thanks to our guide Keelin, and glass blowers Travis and ? Jeremy (sorry, it's been two months ...). I went on the Jewel Gardens and Art by Fire shore excursion from the NCL Sun cruise ship, and can highly recommend this as something to do out of Skagway. By the way, Skagway is a delightful town - far... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Some years ago I met Jim Jewell in the Eastern Sierra of California. There are no random acts. "Come to Skagway! " he said. Alaska had been on my bucket list for more than 20 years. Finally, July 2016, I made way north. From Juneau by Alaska Marine Highway fast ferry I found myself in the "Garden City of Alaska"... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Want something different? See gorgeous organic gardens, informative guide, outstanding glass blowing exhibit.

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We booked the glass blowing experience at the last minute directly with Jewell Gardens on their website as we were looking for something extra to do in Skagway as we visited twice on our cruise. We had seen this offered by the boat but the price charged seemed excessive. The direct online offering was less than 40% of the cost... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

A very sweet organic flower and vegetable garden with a working glassblowing studio. The garden tour was very nice and followed by a up-close glassblowing demonstration. We were impressed by talents of the glass artists. There is also a gift shop where you can purchase some of their glass art to take home or have shipped.

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Outlook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Skagway is a lovely little town nestled in a valley in the mountains, and the jewel in this town is the Jewel Gardens. The plants were amazing, it was September so fall was on its way but the plants were still lush and the grass was still green. The train diorama was a serendipitous find. I loved it and followed... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We had a coffee in the restaurant before visiting. We loved the beautiful array of flowers in jewel colours, as befits the name of the garden. It also has a glass studio and there are glass ornaments in the garden too. There is also a cute model railway of the Whitehorse line, stand in the right place and pretend you... More 

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