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Lower Perennial Garden

 

 

 

 


Location & Directions:

The Garden is at 4601 Campbell
Airstrip Road, one block south of
Tudor Rd., in Anchorage, Alaska.

Parking is available in the Benny
Benson School parking lot north
of the Garden entrance. The
Anchorage People Mover bus
#
75 is available from the
Downtown Transit Center to a
stop on Tudor Road near the
Garden, and Bus 1 has a route
from the Dimond Center to the
same stop near the Garden.

The Garden is open during
daylight hours year round, with
self-guided tour maps available
when no staff or volunteers are
present.

Directions to the Garden from
the Seward Highway:

From the Seward Highway take
the Tudor Road exit. Drive east
toward the Chugach Mountain
range about 3.5 miles. Turn right
(south) on Campbell Airstrip Rd.
(the intersection has a traffic
light). Take the second driveway
on the left that leads to the
Benny Benson School and
Alaska Botanical Garden parking
lot. The garden entrance is on
the south side of the parking lot.

Directions to the Garden from
the Glenn Highway or Muldoon
Area:

From the Glenn Highway, take
the Muldoon exit. Drive south
about 6 miles where the road
makes a right turn to the west.
Continue west to Campbell
Airstrip Rd. (the intersection has
a traffic light). Take the second
driveway on the left that leads to
the Benny Benson School and
Alaska Botanical Garden parking
lot. The garden entrance is on
the south side of the parking lot.

Visiting the Alaska Botanical Garden

The Alaska Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to hike on woodland trails,
with evidence of glacial activity and views of the Chugach Mountain Range.

The 1.1 mile Lowenfels Family Nature Trail takes you on an interpretive walk
through spruce and birch forest, to the north fork of Campbell Creek. You may
even glimpse a moose or bear.

In Summer, the Garden is a great place for bird watching, walking, hiking,
photography, painting, or reading. In Winter, you may take a quiet walk or ski
through the forest.

No pets, harvesting, removal of plant materials, or food trash, please. "Leave
no trace" behind you when you leave this pristine Alaskan forest.

Garden Hours
Year-round during daylight hours
(Gardens are snow-covered in winter)

Office Hours
Year round - Monday through Thursday 10am to 4pm.

Admission
Individuals: $ 7
Children ages 3 - 18: $ 5

Members & Children under 3: Free

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Guided Tours of the Alaska Botanical Garden

ABG offers guided tours daily at 1 pm, June through August.

Docent-led tours are about one hour long and up to one mile in length,
Please call ahead (907) 770-3692 if you have more than 15 in
your party, or if you want to guarantee the availability of a guided tour.
(Without advance notice, we cannot absolutely
guarantee the availability of a volunteer docent for all tours).
(907) 770-3692 ext. 0

All tours meet in the retail nursery area near the Gift Shop.
A docent will guide you through the Lower and
Upper Perennial Gardens, the Rock Garden,
the Herb Garden, and the Wildflower Trail.
The tour will last about
one hour, ending back in the nursery in
case you'd like to browse for plants
or garden gifts.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tour maps are available at the welcome
kiosk inside the front gate
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Upper Perennial Garden

 

 

 

 

 

Gardens and Trails
The Garden contains over 1,100
varieties of annual and perennial
plants known to grow in
southcentral Alaska. There are
about 150 species of Alaska native
plants in the Garden. Each of the
gardens was designed with a
purpose or theme in mind.
 

Floral Interest Through the Season

Early June begins with bulbs
emerging, Trollius and Primulas
coming into bloom and lilacs appearing.
The Garden is just
waking up from a long winter
dormancy. June is a good time to
see the Rock Garden and
Wildflower Walk in peak display.

In early July, the Garden is in full
swing with blooming Peonies,
Delphinium, Clematis, Columbine,
and the famous Meconopsis
(Himalayan Blue Poppy).

The Garden is ever-changing;
by the end of July the Ligularia,
Nepeta, Lilies, Roses,
and Hostas are in their full glory.

The Herb Garden is at its
best through July and August.

In August the Thalictrum begin to
take over the show, but are still
accompanied by the Hostas,
Aconitum, Veronicastum
and Geraniums.
The Herb Garden is full
of culinary scent and has an
impressive Kiwi Vine

 

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Garden Location: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd., Anchorage, AK 99507
Telephone: (907) 770-3692 Fax: (907) 770-0555

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