Thursday, September 22, 2016

Alaska Botanical Gardens

 Alaska Botanical Gardens is located in Anchorage, Alaska.

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.


  1. You don't think of a garden in Alaska, but plants grow there, too.

  2. Open year round? I wonder what's growing in the snow?

  3. It was raining last week when we were in Anchorage so we did a museum instead of the gardens. I'll have to go back!!

  4. Hi Sherry - I bet there are some very unusual plants there - and then that wonderful mountain scenery ... a lovely place to visit .. cheers Hilary

  5. I suppose they have lots of ice plants?
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