Georgeson Botanical Garden, Fairbanks

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  • This is an interesting visit, particularly if you grow crops at home in your garden or on an allotment. Fairbanks is sited at 64N so receives almost 24 hours sunlight in the summer months. The 14 week...  more »
  • What a great stop for family to enjoy these gardens. The maze is a very good maze and you should plan on more time in it than you think. This is an ideal location to visit June-August. Completely free...  more »
  • And caribou live right next door. If you love plants and a quiet stroll, this spot is perfect for your visit to Fairbanks.  more »
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  • Is is smaller than the Botanical Garden in my hometown of Fort Worth, but what is here packs a punch. There is so much to learn about and explore. My sister saw an ermine here that came so close she could pet it. A staff member gave me directions to a patch of wild orchids growing behind the gardens. Events like Music in the Garden show that this place is a vibrant and valuable part of the community--it is so poplular that there is someone there you are bound to know if you live here. Plus, the reindeer farm is right next door so that is cool. Thus, there are many surprises here that you may not find in larger botanical gardens in bigger cities. So I recommend stopping by.
  • This is a really great place to spend an hour or two with just about anyone. The whole garden is well cared for, there are a wide variety of flowers, trees, and other interesting plants to appreciate. Benches and tables are in a variety of places, making it a good spot for a picnic lunch. Also there is a water feature with a couple of tables by it that is perfect to bring kids to play in, on nice days there are usually some parents already here. The only bad things are that sometimes people damage some of the plants, and that the only bathrooms are the portable plastic kind.
  • The botanical garden is a free garden, kept by UAF staff, openly accessible to the public until 10 p.m. it has all manner of charming flowers, vegetables, fruits, and trees growing, with scattered benches and picnic tables to make the space even more welcoming. There are two pond areas on the northern side of the path, and wooden bridges back and forth over a small stream. Father back, there's a small section of wicker tunnel through tree branches. A bit farther, on the southern side of the path, is a pavilion that goes out over stilts (putting you up in the trees), with ceramic tiles depicting local birds At the back of the garden is a hedge maze they've been growing taller these last several years, and it's finally gotten taller than my 5'2". It's lovely. Meander through on a pleasant day. Plan a picnic, bring a kid, or just settle down and read a book by the toad statue pond. Also, they sometimes have music on Thursdays.
  • The gardens are amazing, we went there during July, and some of the berries were starting to come on. I am aware that you aren't supposed to, but make sure you sneak some of the strawberries on site. All in all it is an excellent date location, one to behold. Also the music in the garden even always has parking going at least 1/2 mile away, you are better off biking in.
  • Paradise in Fairbanks. Very beautiful garden (immagin they made this garden in Fairbanks with temp -40!!!). Perfect place for piknik and have some fun and see different plant species.

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