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Georgeson Botanical Garden

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Address: 117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
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+1 907-474-7222

Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the...

Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the Midnight sun. Observe Alaska's world famous giant cabbages. Visit our developing children's garden. Observe wildlife, birds, plants and insects that live in Alaska's great interior. Season is June 1 through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Admission is $5 per person, children 6 and under free. The Georgeson Botanical Garden is located at the Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station (AFES) farm west of the main UAF campus.

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The size and variety of flowers were not expected in Alaska. A nice place for a quiet walk. And check out the farmers market just down the road.

Reviewed 28 March 2017
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Fairbanks, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A magical garden...here you are transported from the worries and woe of the day to Queen Mabs doorstep, where dreams take shape in the form of Mother Natures best work...envelope your senses in the sweet nectar, and glorious hues...an artist's palette, a writer's prose...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The size and variety of flowers were not expected in Alaska. A nice place for a quiet walk. And check out the farmers market just down the road.

1 Thank DickandDolly
Fairbanks, Alaska
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The botanical garden isn't just for show; they plant varieties of many plants to test whether they thrive in extreme climate of Fairbanks. Summer displays are a riot of colors and shapes. Outdoor concerts in the garden in summer.

Thank db43N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a great place to take a little walk and enjoy the many flowers and plants on display. They do a great job with the space they have.

Thank DAN S
San Francisco, California
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365 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It is a bit tricky to locate this nice outdoor garden that is in the University of Fairbanks campus grounds. Coming from Denali National Park, there were not really any signs that led us to it and the GPS was not calculating it correctly. It is located in the lower part of the campus.. There is a small parking lot... More 

Thank karenpammy2016
Fairbanks, Alaska
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you want to go for a beautiful walk outdoors with your family, this is a great spot. They added mazes and there are bridges for the kids to run over, beautiful flowers and plants. Birds in the trees, it's very peaceful and beautiful here. Cost is only $5.

Thank JJJJJJennnnnnnnnnnnn
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Yes, it was a donation of $5 each. But OH MY GOSH........THE WEEDS, THE WEEDS and MORE WEEDS. Perhaps since I'm a farmer/gardener from my youth, I have higher standards!!!!! TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT. I felt sorry for the plants. They were strangling from all the weeds and lack of care. WHY ADVERTISE IT AS A BOTANICAL GARDEN? In Portland, OR, where... More 

Thank hatlady3
Navarre, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Honor entrance fee was $5 for adult. Wonderful flowers even Sept 1, 2016. A few giant cabbages. Fragrant sweet peas, raspberries. And the liveliest little children's garden with a living tunnel and vine tunnel. Working paddle wheel, swinging bridge and fort. Shallow, babbling stream! Alice couldn't be happier! Take a picnic and a kid up between 2 -10. Take your... More 

Thank dkorwood
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

you can find different colors of sunflowers, different type of berries, great place to bring kids spend few hours there.

Thank aat226
Salem, Oregon
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352 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

There is no formal admission area or visitor center. This is on the Univ of Alaska Farm property and it was an experiment station. Now it is a Botanical Garden. There is a box to put your admission money into at the entrance to the garden. There are flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit and vegetables. There is a children's garden with... More 

Thank SueinSalem

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