Since 1993, Alaska Botanical Garden is a living-like museum – it is 100 hectares of wonderful exhibition, enclosed by a beautiful showcase of natural woods. Most of it is crossed by a path, as well as a cobblestone hinge half a mile long. Take a few hikes to discover the stone garden, the grass garden, a walk on wild flowers, and more – you’ll actually find some work of art on this path.
Study the enduring perennial plants that thrive in southeastern Alaska. Stroll through the stone garden with over 350 species of Alaska’s alpine flora. Visit the Grass Garden, where you may ask the volunteers for advice when they are nearby, and experience the history of Alaska in Anchorage Heritage Garden, an old-style local garden where you can see vegetables, annuals and perennials that were usually cultivated in this area in the early 20th century. Cultivated products are transferred to regional food banks.
The high peak is in July, when there are spectacular expositions of peonies (80 different species!) and Himalayan blue poppies; everything flourishes all summer. You can visit in spring and have a look at what blooms in a little greenhouse. In the fall the flowers of autumn enlighten the scenery. And in winter, the evening holiday light show is one more chance to experience the mood of the season.