Alaska Botanical Garden

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Alaska Botanical Garden
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4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd

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Spanning about 110 acres, the Alaska Botanical Garden features 150 native plant species and more than 1,100 perennials. There is an herb garden, a wildflower trail, two perennial gardens and the new Anchorage Heritage Garden, which was completed in the summer of 2015 and is filled with native plants that were grown from local seeds.

Called a "small gem located in a large city" by one recent visitor, the garden attracts both locals and visitors alike with its serene walking paths, beautiful flowers and helpful staff that are available to answer any questions you may have about the gardens.

To the east of the garden is Campbell Creek, which has a summer Chinook salmon run. Plus, visiting in the warmer months guarantees that you will see thousands of flowering plants. The Alaska Botanical Garden is located about 2½ miles southeast of the University of Alaska Anchorage and shares a parking lot with Benny Benson Secondary School. The garden is also accessible via route Nos. 75 and 1 on the People Mover. Admission rates vary by season: tickets cost $7 per adult between September and May and $10 per adult between May and September. The gardens are open year-round from dawn to dusk. For more information, visit the garden's website

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