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“Great Garden”

Alaska Botanical Garden
Ranked #43 of 229 things to do in Anchorage
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We had a few hours to fill before leaving Anchorage and decided to go to the Botanical garden, it was a great idea. I have not seen such a nice garden in a long time and the nice thing about it is all the hiking you can do between the different gardens. It is well worth a couple hours of your time, be sure to make sure you are not missing any of the gardens, they are spread out.

2  Thank diver01
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Nicely laid out with different gardens within a forested area. Structures look relatively new but the plants are well established and very showy. This was out of the way, we took a public bus and felt quite comfortable.

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

It is amazing how the plants, trees and shrubs grow in Alaska! Being surrounded by all the green, lush and fragrant plants is like being in a garden spa! We just needed bare feet to be in absolute bliss!

1  Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Shouldn't be missed. Wild and beautiful. Love it great piece of Alaska.
Great staff, very friendly and courteous, highly recommend.

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Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

We love gardens and appreciated how this one was carved out of the forrest. Actually on the site of an old fort, the paths were once traveled by jeeps and tanks. Two perennial gardens, a herb garden, wild flower trail (with a neat "wattle" fence) and a rock garden (which seemed to need some work) were among the sights to see. We enjoyed our visit.

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