Alaska Botanical Garden, Anchorage

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The Alaska Botanical Garden is a 110 acre botanical garden located at 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. It is an independent non-profit organization which opened in 1993, is open year-round, and charges admission to support its mission. The mission of the Garden it to enhance the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation and research.The Garden's land consists mainly of spruce and birch forest. It features 8 developed demonstration gardens and a special location for Junior Master Gardeners. 80 acres of the 110 acre site is fenced to protect these gardens from moose. The gardens include:Over 1,100 species of perennials in the Upper and Lower Perennial Gardens An herb gardenA rock garden with over 350 types of alpine plantsA wildflower walkThe 1.1-mile Lowenfels Family Nature Trail
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  • We enjoyed seeing all the flowers. It is not that big and it isn't crowded. The flowers are well marked and you can walk at your leisure.  more »
  • We arrived one day early for our 7 day fishing trip and chose to visit this arboretum. Very diverse display of plants but what was most interesting was seeing plants we experienced in the wild later o...  more »
  • This was a great activity. It is very organized and so much to see! Even in the "off" season we found it to be very interesting. Especially loved the Junior Master Gardener plot!  more »
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  • Big property with a wide variety of plants. Their trails need a little work because they are not the most clear. We got a bit lost. Beautiful place to spend a morning. Wear insect repellent.
  • This botanical garden finds itself surrounded by a natural forest, which was a delightful departure from other gardens I've visited. There are hiking trails accessible from inside but we chose not to follow them because a bear had just been spotted and we didn't want to encounter it or its family.
  • If you're looking for color in life then you'll find it here. Take an allergy pill because you'll be surrounded by flowers. The vibrant colors of the flowers will amaze you. The walking path is very flat, so no tripping while staring off into the distance. Bring water because you'll be dehydrated by the end of the walk. If you're lucky you'll see the wild porcupine eating some flowers.
  • Small, but very pleasant garden, with lovely areas of beautiful plantings interspersed amongst a natural Alaskan landscape. Wonderfully relaxing!
  • Beautiful and peaceful in the morning. So many plants and flowers. Trails in the back go through the woods

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