It is time for the A-Z challenge! Last year, I featured gardens from around the world. This year, the theme is gardens from the United States. The garden for the letter A is Alaska Botanical Gardens, located in Anchorage, Alaska. (That's a lot of A's isn't it!)
The gardens, opened in 1993, cover about 110 acres and contain over 1,000 varieties of plants native to southcentral Alaska. There's an herb garden, rock garden, and a wildflower walk. It's a great place to hike with spectacular views of the Chugach Mountain Range. Nature lovers will enjoy it for bird watching, and occasionally will spot moose and bear.
The gardens are open year round from dawn to dusk. The cost of admission for adults is $7.00. For children, admission is $5.00.