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Lile's Garden

This peaceful and serene garden is named
in honor of Lile Bernard Rasmuson.
Recently completed, it was designed
by renowned landscape architect, Carol R.
Johnson, in conjunction with local firm,
Earthscape. Plantings and selections were
guided by local artist and Garden Designer
Ayse Gilbert. Fruit trees hardy to Southcentral Alaska are showcased here,
as well as a new “Gold Medal” Peony
collection and Primula collection.

Opening Day

Lower Perennial Garden

Designed by Wendy Anderson, this
garden was created to demonstrate
perennials hardy to Southcentral Alaska,
such as delphiniums, poppies, peonies,
hostas, and roses. The displays of
peonies and Himalayan blue poppies in
this garden are dramatic in June and July.

Herb Garden

Designed by Cathy Sage and Land Design
North; built in 1996, the Herb Garden
is a haven of botanical delights. It
showcases a variety of annual and
perennial culinary and medicinal herbs,
some native Alaskan species.
This garden is lovingly maintained
by volunteers with the Herb Study Group.

Herb Garden
Rock Garden

Rock Garden

The Rock Garden is a labor of love
constructed and maintained by the Alaska
Rock Garden Society. Optimal conditions
here allow 350+ species of specialized
alpine plants to thrive, including specimens from Alaska, Norway,
Scandinavia, China, and the Himalayas.
A new section of this garden contains
Tufa rock from a deposit in
British Columbia.

New! Coming Soon:
An Anchorage Heritage Garden

We are in the process of transforming one of our original perennial gardens - the Upper Perennial Garden - into a new Anchorage Heritage Garden, in celebration of the 2015 Anchorage Centennial Celebration!

Wildflower Trail

Marked by its rustic, wattle-fence edging, this trail hosts many examples of common Alaskan wildflowers. It is planted and maintained by the Wildflower Garden Club.

Entry Beds Exhibit

The current exhibit is “An Alaskan Kitchen
Garden”, which features edible herbs, flowers, and vegetables to demonstrate how such gardens can be productive,
sustainable, and a haven of biodiversity.
Harvested produce is donated to the FoodBank of Alaska and Bean’s
Cafe to promote “Plant a Row for the

Entrance Kiosk Area & Shade Garden

New in 2010 as ABG continues to grow and
expand, this area features many interesting
varieties of Primula spp., a flowering
crabapple tree, hardy perennials, and
container annuals which thrive in shady


Kitchen Garden

Lowenfels Family Nature Trail

This 1.1 mile trail winds down to
Campbell Creek, where salmon spawn.
Views of the Chugach Range are featured
mid-trail. There are two sets of stairs on
the trail. Watch for wildlife along the route,
and use the printed guide at the trail head
to find the 22 interpretive signs.


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