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Alaska Botanical Garden, Anchorage

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Alaska Botanical Garden is a 110-acre (44.5 ha) botanical garden located inside the Far North Bicentennial Park at 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, Anchorage, Alaska, United States. 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 (32.4 ha) of the 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 (of which some 150 are native to Alaska)

An herb garden

A rock garden with over 350 types of alpine plants

A wildflower walk

The 1.1-mile (1.8 km) Lowenfels Family Nature Trail
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  • We had some extra time and decided to go to the gardens. It was very nice and a lot of plants were in bloom when we went in June. It is not the biggest or best botanical gardens I have been to...  more »
  • A nice stroll through a small very well organised garden, several varieties of plants that I am sure would be nicer earlier in the year. As we travel we like to visit botanical gardens, although this....  more »
  • It was quite a nice walk in the woods. It's pretty small though, compared to other botanical gardens I've been to, and most of the property is undeveloped woods. I liked the gardens I saw, but additionally I'd like to see a water garden with maybe a koi pond, and maybe a water fountain. An orchid pavilion would be nice. There's lots of room for development and improvement.
  • Very relaxing and gorgeous. If you are a plant lover you will really enjoy it. They have a bunch of different sections you can check out, like an Herb Garden. It blends really well with the natural greenway that surrounds it

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