Part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Georgeson Botanical Garden -- which boasts being the northernmost botanical garden in North America -- is dedicated to research in subarctic horticulture and showing visitors how plants grow in Alaska’s diverse landscapes and at high-latitudes. Encompassing five acres (two hectares) of colorful flowers, aromatic herbs, sweet fruits and enormous vegetables, the garden’s collections are a treat for the senses.
Within the attraction there are a number of things to see. While the Dye Garden showcases plants that can be used as natural dyes, the Family Food Garden is where you can peruse fresh produce. In the Dorothy Truran Memorial Herb Garden you can stroll through a traditional knot garden filled with cooking, perennial herbs and Athabascan herbs, while The Pond plays home to native aquatic plants, birds, goldfish and dragonflies. These are just a few of the many sections to explore in the Georgeson Botanical Garden.
The Georgeson Botanical Garden is open from May through September from 9am to 8pm daily. Admission is $5 per person and is free for children under six and Georgeson Botanical Garden Members.