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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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  • The variety of flowers and plants was amazing! The flowers were gorgeous! The sculptures were interesting...wish there were more. I especially liked the section on plants/flowers in the mountainous... 
    The variety of flowers and plants was amazing! The flowers were gorgeous! The sculptures were interesting...wish there were more. I especially liked the section on plants/flowers in the mountainous...  more »
  • I questioned whether or not I wanted to spend the money to walk through the botanical gardens. I'm so glad my teenage son wanted to check it out. Even though the main paved loop is only about half... 
    I questioned whether or not I wanted to spend the money to walk through the botanical gardens. I'm so glad my teenage son wanted to check it out. Even though the main paved loop is only about half...  more »
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  • We enjoyed the gardens more than expected. They have flowers that we had never seen before. Everything is very well manicured, and there are multiple themed gardens to view. For a smaller botanical garden, and a very short season, the flowers were quite impressive. My favorites were the blue poppies and forget-me-nots!!
  • A smaller botanical garden but still very pretty. There is a paved trail and some backwoods trails. There is a very convenient complimentary shuttle that will take you from the visitor center to the gardens. I would suggest only keeping about 1.5 hours to tour the whole park.

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