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Georgeson Botanical Garden

117 W Tanana Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775-0001
+1 907-474-7222
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Wonderful stop!

What a great stop for family to enjoy these gardens. The maze is a very good maze and you should... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vigilant6
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Lovely Gardens

And caribou live right next door. If you love plants and a quiet stroll, this spot is perfect for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gini C
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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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"children's garden"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 with beautiful vistas, seating abounds and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And caribou live right next door. If you love plants and a quiet stroll, this spot is perfect for your visit to Fairbanks.

Thank Gini C
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This place is great to take a walk and soak up the scenery. They have the most beautiful peonies and Alaska native plants!

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I was so impressed with the variety of garden beds! I saw so much I wish I had at home. We were a little late in season but some great plants still. I would definitely go back!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Nice place to take a stroll. We spent about two hours her just strolling through the gardens and enjoying the view and our time outside in a quaint setting visiting with each other.

Thank Tony O
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

During the summer months in Fairbanks, the Botanical Gardens host many events! One of my favorites is Music in the Garden! Free live music, food to purchase. You can bring your own picnic, and then wander around the gardens! Go when the peonies are in...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was a simple, low-impact stop for us. We wanted to look at the colossal vegetables and got a view of some impressive, huge cabbages which made for some good photos. It was like they were out of a B-grade sci-fi film, "attack of the...More

Thank 425monicat
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

After hearing all about the giant veg from the long summer day light in Alaska it was great to actually see some of the giant cabbages growing. A nicely laid out, relatively small botanic garden so very easy to stroll around. Really interesting to see...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

If find a stroll through the gardening relaxing or are a botanist at heart, this is the place for you. The flowers and plants are huge due to the 24 hours of daylight Fairbanks receives during the summer. A beautiful learning experience or great place...More

1  Thank angelamH4771AE
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This was a beautiful place to visit - no tour guide so we went twice when we could squeeze it into other touring. Good signage, gorgeous plantings. The size of the cabbage floored us!

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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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