This painted bear is part of the "Bears on Parade" series that can be found throughout Anchorage. The art displayed on this bear represents the diverse range of a south central Alaskan brown bear's diet. Special thanks to Jean Shadrach, the bear artist in residence and her art group. We would also like to thank Rene Haag of Blaine's Art for sponsoring our bear, art supplies and artist fees.
This 1947 Chevy is part of the design of the surrounding Anchorage Heritage Garden. It was received as a partial donation from a local resident.
This wishing tree was made by the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) out of woven Prunus padus (Bird Cherry) and Salix (Willow). It is called a wishing tree because the diverse population of Anchorage tied their wishes for the city to the tree. As done according to wishing tree tradition, this tree will decompose in order for their wishes to come true.
Holzhaufen, which means "woodpile" in German, is a cylindrical-shaped stack of wood offering several advantages over conventional woodpile. Wood can be stacked right where you split it with a lot less effort and space taken up. Wood stacked in a a Holzhaufen seems to dry a lot faster than wood in less organized piles. This is because of the "chimney effect" created within the center of the pile, which draws air in from the bottom of the Holzhaufen and releases it out the top.
recycled bike wheels
This unique bike wheel statue is featured in our
These gabion baskets are featured at the entrance of Lile's Garden. Gabion is derived from the Italian word gabbione, which means "big cage". Often used in landscaping, our artistic take on these baskets is meant to welcome you into the garden.