Links to garden related activities and clubs in Alaska.
Welcome to the Alaska Botanical Garden where northern horticulture and native plants are showcased throughout a 110 acre spruce and birch woodland in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Botanical Garden is a public garden dedicated to enhancing the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation and research.
Georgeson Botanical Garden on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus is the northernmost botanical garden in North America! This site is dedicated to high latitude horticulture, anything about growing plants in the Far North. The garden is a nationally recognized botanical garden and a member of a network of educational and research institutions dedicated to plant culture and conservation. There are many opportunities to learn about plant culture in the Far North.
Glacier Gardens Rainforest
We invite you to tour 50 acres of Southeast Alaska's lush rainforest locdated in Juneau, offering landscaping, floral design, botanicals and scenic vistas. Come tour the gardens to view our trademark upside down trees!
The Jensen-Olson Arboretum is located 23 miles north of downtown Juneau. In an area known locally as “out the Road”. The Arboretum is open year round to the public at no charge. Juneau Parks and Recreation.
Welcome to Jewell Gardens & Garden City Glassworks in Skagway. Stroll our beautiful garden grounds, you'll marvel at the incredible variety of organic flowers and plants that thrive in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Alaska's most spectacular organic flower and vegetable show garden and the only public glassblowing studio in Southeast Alaska.
Leiser Memorial Greenhouses
Anchorage has a tropical greenhouse with fish pond and aviary open to public. The greenhouse is open for public viewing 8am to 3pm seven days a week, is disabled accessible and has self guided tour books available.
The Palmer Garden is located on the grounds of the Palmer Museum of History and Art and Visitor Center at 723 South Valley Way. The large garden features mainly perennial plants and grasses common to our growing zone, as well as local fruits and vegetables.
A public botanical garden on the grounds of the Pratt Museum in Homer. A botanical array of 150 species grace the garden pathways during the summer. This habitat features only plant species native to the Kenai Peninsula. Forget-me-nots and columbine, chocolate lilies and fireweed, cranberries and Labrador tea. Each turn of the trail opens to a new community of flora.
Master Gardener Association Anchorage
The Alaska Master Gardener Program is a program that utilizes trained volunteers to assist home gardeners by providing information and technical data to answer their questions. Volunteer activities that a Master Gardener may participate in include garden clinics, home garden visits, teaching basic gardening classes, working with youth and adult groups interested in gardening, writing newspaper/newsletter articles, and answering telephone inquiries at the local Cooperative Extension office.
Clubs are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan, North Pole and the Wildflower club. Membership is open to all. Contact individual clubs or we can forward your request to a particular club.
In early 1997, a group Rock Garden enthusiasts met and discussed forming an Alaska Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. By spring, the Constitution and By-Laws were drawn up and some preliminary field trips were planned. All meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings, which alternate between Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley, are held on the third Saturday of each month. Plant sales are held during the summer months. Members also help to maintain the Rock Gardens at the Alaska Botanical Garden in Anchorage.
The Alaska Rose Society is an educational society exchanging ideas, information and experiences of rose growers and rose lovers throughout Alaska.
Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers
The Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association was founded in 1985. Our purpose is to share in the personal experience of successfully growing fruit in Alaska. Anyone interested in growing fruit in Alaska is welcome to join and share in the educational experience. Our goals include locating, testing, and preserving superior fruit varieties in Alaska.
Providing access to land, education and other resources necessary for community members of Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska to grow food in environmentally sustainable ways as a means to creating a food system where locally produced, affordable, and nutritious food is available to all.
Gardeners of Tanana Valley
"Cultivating Gardeners" in Interior Alaska. You are welcome to attend a meeting to see if this would be something you would be interested in joining. The TVMG has speakers, gardens tours and workshops for all gardeners' interests, come join us!!
Locally grown, locally known, May through mid October. Anchorage Farmers Market, located at 15th & Cordova, is the only non-profit, farmer-directed market in Anchorage. The Board of Directors consists of farmers and members.
Farmers Market Association
Mission Statement: To support and promote vibrant and sustainable farmers markets throughout Alaska. Farmers markets have experienced a renaissance throughout the nation, and have begun to spring up all over Alaska. While our short growing season and cold climate offers many challenges to our farmers, farmers’ markets are thriving across Alaska. Farmers markets are good for farmers and good for the communities they serve. Includes directory or farmer's markets across Alaska.
Spenard Farmers Market is every Saturday, from May through October under the windmill in beautiful, downtown Spenard, Alaska at W. 26th and Spenard Road. The market hours are from 9-2. Organizers are members of the Spenard, North Star and Turnagain community councils who see a need for a place to buy Alaska grown, caught, and made produce, food, arts and crafts. It is strictly a non-profit effort.