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Jewell Gardens, Skagway

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  • I loved this place. The food was delicious, the garden tour was very interesting and the scenery was beautiful. It was one of my favorite placed I visited in Alaska.  more »
  • 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 fu...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • The glassblowing experience is completely worth it! However, I recommend purchasing directly from Jewell Gardens instead of from a cruise line. There's a bus with a nominal fee (I think it's $2 trips and $5 all day, but I'm not 100% sure) that you can catch in town that will take you there. The correct bus runs every 20-30 minutes or so during tourist season so I recommend giving yourself at least an hour between the time you disembark your boat and your glassblowing time. There's a small restaurant, a gift shop, and some very quaint gardens.
  • Chose the glassblowing experience as one of our excursions through Norwegian Cruise lines. Absolutely loved it. The gardens are small, but impressive. You can't believe the giant fruits and vegetables that the Alaska sun is able to produce. The glass blowing experience was great. The demonstration was probably an hour and a half long and included three different pieces to completion. They also provided delicious appetizers for us to munch on while we watched. If you don't do it as an excursion I think it also would be worth taking the public bus up to it (only a mile outside of the main downtown stretch). They have a farm to table restaurant their that looked awesome.
  • Another reviewer said it best when they said... "Jewell Gardens is truly a jewel in Skagway". The grounds are beautiful and everyone we encountered there was just wonderful. We visited through a shore excursion via Royal Caribbean and there was plenty of time to enjoy Jewell Gardens and the glass blowing experience. Josh (tour guide) and Travis (glass blowing artist & teacher) were the dynamic duo of this experience. Both Josh and Travis are a joy to be around. Their positive energy is infectious. Josh shared a wealth of knowledge about Jewell Gardens and Skagway in a fun and upbeat way. Travis kept us engaged throughout the glass blowing experience even when it wasn't our turn at the helm. Honestly, I wish we could have taken these two out for a beer afterwards. :) Our excursion included a meal in the price and it was delicious! not your typical hurry up and eat "box lunch" many tours offer. It was fresh food in a quaint little restaurant area on the grounds. We enjoyed a beautiful view of the garden that much of the food we ate came from. After we finished lunch we were encouraged to take a moment to enjoy the gardens. Overall this was a great experience. I'm looking forward to receiving the souvenir that I personally hand-crafted... with a lot of expert help from Travis, of course.
  • Absolutely loved going to Jewell Gardens. Making your own glass ornament is a one of a kind experience.
  • Fresh garden variety food, delicious! It was great to walk the gardens and see the fruits and veggies in bloom.