Guided tour

Anchorage: Botanical Garden Walking Tour

Guided tour

Anchorage: Botanical Garden Walking Tour

From US$ 40 per person

Discover a hidden gem of Anchorage on this half-mile walking tour of the Alaska Botanical Garden. Walk the paved loop trail, taking in manicured garden beds and maybe even some local wildlife.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available


  • Admire the stunning blue poppies, peonies and other cold hardy perennials
  • Follow the paved trail through five main Garden areas and the greenhouse
  • Gain newfound knowledge about Alaska wildlife and hardy vegetation
  • Choose your favorite season and admire different plants, depending on the month
  • Learn about this local gem of anchorage, its history, and those who support it
Full description

Learn all about the local wildlife and nature of Alaska with a guided walk through Anchorage's Botanical Garden. Stroll along the paved path and admire the many beds, flowers in bloom, and try to spot some local animals around.

Explore a hidden spot in Anchorage and meet your guide at the mailbox for a brief wildlife safety talk as bears and moose are known to wander around the area.

Walk with your guide and take note of the entry beds, which host a mix of ornamentals and edibles. Make your way to the gate and enter the plaza area where you can admire one of the first flowers in bloom.

As you embark on the trail, talk about the history of the Alaska Botanical Garden, including the dedicated volunteers and staff that helped establish it over 34 years ago.

Visit several perennial gardens, view research plots, and marvel at the outdoor classroom. Finish the tour in the greenhouse, before exiting through the nursery and gift shop.

Choose your timing wisely, as different plants will be visible depending on the season. Leave the tour with newfound knowledge about the hardy plants of Alaska, its fierce wildlife, and the many stunning flowers that call this place home.

  • Entry to Alaska Botanical Garden
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Insect repellent
  • Long pants
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Food and beverage options are limited and sometimes not available at the Alaska Botanical Garden
  • In fall/winter, the tour focuses on the history of the Alaska Botanical Garden and winter plant ID
  • If you need a snack, please bring it and consume it in the nursery or in the parking lot before entering the Alaska Botanical Garden
  • All tours operate during regular business hours of the Alaska Botanical Garden
  • Should the Alaska Botanical Garden be closed during a tour, the tour will be canceled and refunded
  • Tours operate in all weather and the tour is completely outdoors, please dress appropriately for the weather

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