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Alaska Botanical Garden

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Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-1381
Phone Number: 19077703692
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials...

Take in the beauty of Alaska's native flora and northern-hardy perennials at this tranquil garden located amidst 110 acres of boreal forest. View perennial, herb, alpine rock and wildflower gardens. Walk on nature trails, enjoy our Gold Medal Peony Collection and visit our Anchorage Heritage Garden. The main paved loop is about a half mile. ABG is a completely outdoor facility with a small gift shop. There are currently no greenhouses or indoor facilities. We are open year round, but snow covered in the winter. The fence surrounding the garden keeps the moose out, but bears can come and go. ABG is a private non-profit, we received no state or municipal funding. ABG is supported by entry fees, memberships, donations, program fees, gift shop sales and corporate sponsorship. If you have any questions please feel free to visit our website or call the office. We hope you enjoy your visit and thank you for supporting the garden!

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Plantus Giganticus

The botanical garden was a pleasant surprise and a nice way to unwind as we were winding down our vacation. The plants were spectacular, particularly from the size aspect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ron and Carolyn J
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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The botanical garden was a pleasant surprise and a nice way to unwind as we were winding down our vacation. The plants were spectacular, particularly from the size aspect. Everything was 50% to 200% larger than what we can grow in our garden in Nevada.

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Corpus Christi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick visit to the garden revealed a rich collection of temperate climate staples as well as some surprises. Campbell airstrip trails are just a few minutes' drive away. Well worth the time after driving to the garden.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The parking is not so good but there is a strip mall parking lot less than 3 blocks away. The walking tour is of moderate difficulty. The pathways are wide enough for wheelchairs and walkers/canes. There is a very wide range of native plants, mushrooms (after a rain) and birds to view and information brochures are available. Sometimes I've seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here on a cloudy day and I can see that it would be very nice on a sunny day. The garden it self is very large. The path through the garden is paved and easy to travel. There are trails that lead out of the garden to the surrounding hills, so you could spend all day here. The... More 

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Thank Brent H
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Thanks for your review! One comment about cloudy days...if you are seeking great photography opportunities, do come when there is cloud cover and your shots will have great light! More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem of a place to visit (over and over again) in Anchorage off of Campbell Airstrip Road off Tudor. The volunteers who work and support these gardens do a fabulous job. Every month different flowers bloom. There are many different paths throughout the gardens. They are in the process of building a large greenhouse. I love to... More 

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Thank Kathy P
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THANK YOU for this wonderful review!!!!!!!!!! We think the Garden is truly special! For anyone wanting to schedule a special event, give a call. More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small burgeoning botanical garden. Not many flowering plants in August, but still nice to walk around and see the local species.

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August for us is fall with the hardest and Harvest Day close at hand. For those wanting to taste some of the produce grown here, be sure to visit during shop hours between 10-4. More 

Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an enjoyable couple hours touring the gardens, trails and other interesting parts of the Alaska Botanical Garden. The admission price is $8 seniors and $10 for adults and, because it is a non-profit, all the funds go to maintain and improve the garden. Consider it a donation. The whole garden is over 100 acres but not all is... More 

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Babbitt, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I very much enjoyed our visit to the gardens even though most of the blooming was already done. I learned the names of many plants that I have been wondering about and got lots of ideas.

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Thank debinbabbitt
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Glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are local, check out our workshop schedule on the web for more ideas and information! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must if you are traveling thru Anchorage. I would love to have this in my own back yard, All kinds of flowers and wonderful landscaping.

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Thank you! Please do come again! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a paid entry garden, with improvements being made. There is a paved path through the main part, with an unpaved trail that loops through the forest by a creek.

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Glad you had a good visit, Wanda! More 

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