Georgeson Botanical Garden
Georgeson Botanical Garden Fairbanks Reviews
Aug 17, 2007
What a surprise, this beautiful botanical garden is literally blocks away from my home and I never knew it existed!
The Georgeson Botanical Garden is located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) property. Since it is at UAF, I never thought that there would be anything tourist-worthy --- but what a welcome suprise!
From the GBG website:
"The Georgeson Botanical Garden (GBG) is a nationally recognized botanical garden and a member of a national network of educational and research institutions dedicated to plant culture and conservation. It is designed to allow the public to learn about plant culture in the far north. The GBG is one of five botanical gardens in the nation to be a satellite test garden for the International Hardy Fern Foundation."
There was so much to see!! My camera was going crazy! A few things listed on the website:
**Discover the diversity of native and introduced plants growing under the Midnight Sun.
**Observe Alaska’s world famous giant vegetables.
**Learn cultivation techniques for some of the world’s hardiest plants.
**Participate in tours and classes.
**Bring your school class or daycare for a tour of the greenhouse or the Garden.
**Observe wildlife, birds, plants insects that life in Alaska’s Great Interior.
Although I am new to living in Alaska, after spending a few hours at GBG, I can say that I was truly proud to be "Alaskan"; proud of the beautiful ecological wonder that was sitting right in my backyard.
There is no required entrance fee, only a suggestion $2 donation per person, should you so desire to donate. :)
In addition to the beautiful garden, there are a few lovely gazebos and a small waterfall leading into a tiny fish pond.
It is by no means Butchard Gardens... but it is my town's little slice of wonder.
For more information: http://www.uaf.edu/snras/gbg/
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