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Georgeson Botanical Garden

117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
+1 907-474-7222
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Timing is Everything - July is Amazing

This is a fantastic spot to see the beauty of Fairbanks. The views of the valley are stunning, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
robert s
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Really beautiful!!

Really enjoyed the opportunity to see the large display of many variety of flowers and plants grown... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaryAnn S
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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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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117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic spot to see the beauty of Fairbanks. The views of the valley are stunning, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to Denali. The grounds themselves are well-maintained and covered in a wide variety of gorgeous plants...More

Thank robert s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the opportunity to see the large display of many variety of flowers and plants grown in Alaska at this beautiful outdoor garden!! The walking paths are so nice with bridges and even a small waterfall. Even saw some small Alaskan wildlife in the...More

Thank MaryAnn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice stop to a busy day. It's a good place for a picnic, or just to stretch your legs and get outside a little. Great variety of flowers, plants and trees that are hard to find all in one place any where...More

Thank rebeccamI2594FI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered through the gardens at ~7 pm on a Wednesday evening. A live band was entertaining visitors. The garden features plants that can be grown in Alaska. I was amazed at the variety. The garden has benches placed throughout where one can rest and...More

Thank Charles Brian G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Georgeson Botanical Garden has been hard hit by budget cuts at the University of Alaska. Funding for the gardens is a fraction of what it was a few years ago, and most of the work at the gardens is now being done by volunteers....More

Thank Raymond B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free to visit showcases what can grow really well in Alaska. Many of the garden beds are overgrown and this could be a drop dead gorgeous garden with a little TLC

Thank Maureen E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...

Thank V4927DGchrisf
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
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
Reviewed 20 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
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Sheri B
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Response from db43N | Reviewed this property |
Princess Lodge does have vans - I would ask if they could drop you off at Georgeson. But you may need to call a cab; it's between 4 and 5 miles.
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