Alaska Botanical GardenCurrently Closed
- Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage, AK 99520, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9077703692
- Ticket Price: 12 USD
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
Like the rest of the places around Anchorage, the wildlife and plant life here is spectacular but standard…but a lot more attractively organised. 110 acres of spruce and birch woodland cover 1,200+ species of plants, and you’ll probably catch a bear or a moose among them. The highlights include:
- Lile’s Garden: Landscaped gardening containing the Gold Medal Peony collections and Prinulas.
- Lower Perennial Garden: Peonies and poppies are fantastic in July and June.
- Herb Garden: Native American medicinal herbs. Fascinating!
- Rock Garden: Alpine plants and tufa rocks
- Anchorage Heritage Garden: Old style garden
- Wildflower Trail
- An Alaskan Kitchen Garden Exhibit
- Entrance Kiosk Area & Shade Garden
- Lowenfels Family Nature Trail (1.1 miles)
Events planned at the Garden must be booked and paid for in advance.
- No smoking, pets, motorised vehicles, going off trails, removal of garden elements, feeding wildlife, kites, frisbees, or loud noises.
- Photography for private & non-commercial use only.
- Free for children.
- Senior, Military, Student - $10
- Children 5 - 17 - $8
- Children 4 and under – Free
- Members – Free
Winter Admission Rates: September 13th - May 11th
- Adult - $7
- Child - $5
- Children 4 and under – Free
- ABG Members - Free
- Please note that these hours only apply to the Gift Shop, Nursery and Office. The garden is open daylight hours, seven days a week.
- Bus 75 stop Tudor & Baxter ESE
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39.24% of people who visit Anchorage include Alaska Botanical Garden in their plan
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People usually take around 1 Hr to see Alaska Botanical Garden
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Was there on an Alaskan cruise in June 2018. Stopped here before our flight left that evening to go home. One of the most beautiful places I've been to in years !!! There are plants and trees there that are absolutely stunning that are not only native to Alaska but so many other things to see. I have NEVER seen rhubarb plants so huge in my life. 2 words for this place...totally awesome !!! A must see if you have time to kill in Anchorage while waiting for your flight !!!
The gardens here are beautiful, thoughtfully planned, and lovingly maintained. Signeage and plant choices inform the visitor about native vegetation and ecosystems, while demonstrating the variety of non-native plants that can grow and thrive in a sub-Arctic climate. Several garden designs have been chosen to illustrate aspects of local history and culture. In addition, the botanical garden is an active part of the community, offering classes, day camps for kids in the summer, and social events. The botanical garden is ever-changing and growing, in terms of both the vegetation and the infrastructure. It is well worth a visit.
The Gardens are very well kept and maintained. Perfect for a quick little quiet outing within the city limits. The half mile paved trail takes you next to every sculpted they have for your viewing pleasure. The two mile nature trail is nice for a scenic walk through the woods. Port a' potties are on site next to the herb garden and actual bathrooms are right past the front entrance on the side of the glass walled building. Overall not bad for a small fee.
I have been coming here since the start and been a member many of those years, it is amazing how far the garden has come. If you are from outside Alaska with a different climate, or from a large city with a very old botanical garden, it will not be what you are used to. But it is well worth a visit and a great place for a walk.
A wonderful place to visit and enjoy while you learn about the native plants of Alaska.