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Alaska Botanical Garden, Anchorage

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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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  • Visited Christmas in the Botanical Gardens. Lighting and overall decorating was lovely. The presence of REAL snow (vs pretend snow in Texas) made the walking thru the park quite lovely. 
    Visited Christmas in the Botanical Gardens. Lighting and overall decorating was lovely. The presence of REAL snow (vs pretend snow in Texas) made the walking thru the park quite lovely.  more »
  • These gardens are a lovely place for a stroll. There were many beautiful displays, including a heritage garden that showcased the flowers that were planted in Anchorage in 1915. 
    These gardens are a lovely place for a stroll. There were many beautiful displays, including a heritage garden that showcased the flowers that were planted in Anchorage in 1915.  more »
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  • Wondrous walks through a forest garden. Many wildflowers but some exotics as well. Gift shop. Some trail markers warn that bears might be encountered.
  • It was an extremely cold night for a walk, but we braved the holiday lights at the garden. They were beautiful, and the people working there were very informative and friendly. Can't wait to go back this summer when everything is green and in bloom.

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