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Discover Beautiful Gardens in Alaska

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure is a 50-acre botanical garden set against a rugged forest landscape just outside of Juneau, Alaska. Not many people think of a rainforest when they think of Alaska, but Steve Bowhay, who spent part of his childhood here, knew the climate all too well. Steve and his wife Cindy have nurtured native and tropical foliage like Azaleas, Japanese Maples and Western Hemlock in this vast forest landscape for over 20 years. The result? Undeniable tropical beauty that even the 50th state should be jealous of.

Alaska Botanical Garden

Opened in July of 1993, the Alaska Botanical Garden covers nearly 110 acres of land near the Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage. Open year round, the botanical garden is an ideal destination to learn a bit about the native Alaskan flora.

Whether you're staying in Anchorage or driving in from nearby Wasilla for a fun day trip, make plans to visit the gardens. Traverse the rich birch and spruce woodland southeast of downtown Anchorage when you explore the garden.

From June to August, the Alaska Botanical Garden offers daily, guided tours through the Wildflower Trail, the Rock Garden, Herb Garden, and the Lower and Upper Perennial Gardens.

Georgeson Botanical Garden

Located in Fairbanks, the Georgeson Botanical Garden is a nationally renowned garden put together for educational purposes.

The garden is maintained by the University of Fairbanks Alaska, helping to promote horticultural knowledge and Alaskan native wildlife.

Guests can explore well over 15 lively garden displays, including the Wooding Memorial Garden, Hillside Picnic Area, Pond and Wetland, and more.

The garden also houses an interactive visitor center and the James V. Drew Amphitheater.

Jensen-Olson Arboretum

Overlooking Juneau Bay in Alaska, the Jensen-Olson Arboretum has been open to the public since 2007. The arboretum’s founders utilize Juneau’s damp, cool climate to house native flower species from the Himalayas to the European countryside.

Due to the arboretum’s impressive collection of a certain genus, it was recently granted National Collection status by the North American Plant Collections Consortium. Guests can enjoy educational walkthroughs of the public garden and experience the great sightseeing opportunities.