Alaska Botanical Garden is 3 mi. e. of New Seward Hwy. on Tudor Rd., then just s. to 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd. Arctic horticulture is showcased in a 110-acre birch and spruce woodland replete with more than 1,100 varieties of perennials, 150 species of native Alaskan plants as well as herb and alpine rock gardens. The garden includes a wildflower walk, a 1-mile interpretive nature trail and a creek where salmon spawn in the summer. The peak blooming season commences in late May and culminates in mid-September, occasionally lasting into October.
Note: Though the garden is open in winter, it is often snow-covered.
Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.