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Alaska Botanical Garden

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4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-1381
+1 907-770-3692
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Nice little garden, but that is not my complaint. They make it clear on the Botanical Garden... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carrie R
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anchorage, ak
Just ok

Went about 8 am. We were the only ones there. It was nice and quiet. Pretty enough but very small... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dale F
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd, Anchorage, AK 99507-1381
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice little garden, but that is not my complaint. They make it clear on the Botanical Garden website, that if you come before the gift shop and whatnot opens simply put the $12 fee to enter into the little payment box at the gate. Which...More

Thank Carrie R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went about 8 am. We were the only ones there. It was nice and quiet. Pretty enough but very small. We did the entire paved trail and were done in half an hour. I guess I've been to many that were much better.

Thank Dale F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful staff, nice trails, informative plaques in the gardens. Well worth the visit. Bring bug spray, as the bird sized mosquito were also enjoying the park.

Thank Brian J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are pretty and made for a nice visit. However the gardens aren’t very big. There is a short walking trail through the woods which was also nice. If you enjoy gardens it’s worth a stop.

Thank Lori S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow at least 2 hours to go thru. There are walking trails if you like or just wander thru the gardens. We did a bit of each. Nice pathways and well cared for. The only reason for not an excellent rating is probably the time...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not actually pay to go inside, as the trail is only 1/2 mile and the price was $12 each. Obviously just planted with seasonals, too.

Thank Alice D
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

Nice well maintained botanical garden. People were very friendly. Nice plant shop where you can buy various plants that are grown in the gardens. Various themes through out the gardens - nice stroll on garden paths.

Thank Audrey F
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We always seek out gardens in the places we visit, they are refreshing and always diverse. This is no exception. Clever use of native plantings are used throughout with educational signs along the easily assessable paths. Perfect for wheelchairs. The imagination of the master gardeners...More

1  Thank Shysure
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

This garden is located on the "hillside" - carved out of the forest. I has been expertly played out. I was there in July - when most of flowers are in high glory. Such a peaceful place to walk around and admire what you can...More

Thank Adventure_Debi
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I love to visit this every summer when I’m in Anchorage. The season is so short but the flowers are beautiful and very large, especially the Blue Poppies.

1  Thank townie841
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May 1, 2016|
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Response from AkBotanicalGarden |
Hi There, Sorry for the delayed reply! The cost is $12 per adult, $10 student, senior, military and $8 children ages 5 - 17. Children under 5 are free. The garden is open daylight hours (you can actually visit anytime... More
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