The Botanical Garden hosts workshops for gardeners of all levels of expertise. Upcoming 2018 workshops include: Mushroom Walks, Garlic and Bulbs, Wreath Making, and Homemade Salves. Visit our events page for dates and registration information. Workshops and classes continue to be added!


Our 2018 Summer Camp season has ended for the year. Thanks to all the campers who spent their summer with us. We’ll see everyone in 2019!


The Garden hosts special day-camps for Anchorage School District in-service days, kids ages 7-12. All camps take place in the Greenhouse and on the Garden property. $70/members and $85/non-members; 9:00am-3:30pm. Price includes materials and take-home items.

October, 19thDay of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)- create and participate in fun activities that honor the traditions of this Mexican holiday

November, 9th Nutrition and Cooking– learn to make healthy snacks and meals in this cooking based camp

February, 22nd Outdoor Explorers– explore the forest in Winter and learn how plants and animals adapt to a cold environment

March, 8th Birds of the Garden– get bird nerdy with us as we explore the habits and habitats of our feathered friends in the Garden

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Stacey at, 770-3692 with any questions.


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School Field Trips (Spring & Fall): The garden becomes the classroom when you bring your students to the Alaska Botanical Garden for a field trip! Programs include fun, educational, hands-on activities and a tour. Programs are aligned with current ASD Content Standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. Cost is $10 per student. Programs can accommodate a maximum of 60 students. ASD teachers are required to submit requests online through SchoolDude TripDirect. Non-ASD teachers and parents can schedule with the Garden directly by calling 907-770-3692 or emailing the Program Director at

1st Grade – Alaskan Animals

2nd Grade – Cycles and Patterns in the Garden

3rd Grade – Alaska’s Trees, Flowers and Shrubs

4th-6th Grade – Interdependence and Ecosystems

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Garden in the Schools: If you can’t come to us, then let us come to you! The Alaska Botanical Garden (ABG) brings gardening-related “field trips” into your classroom.  Choose from one of the themes below or we can custom design a lesson for your class! Please coordinate with other teachers at your school so we can visit multiple classrooms at the same school on the same day.  Maximum of 4 presentations per day per school. ASD teachers must submit requests online through SchoolDude TripDirect. Non ASD teachers and parents can schedule with the Garden directly by calling 907-770-3692 or emailing the Program Director at

* Soils, Compost, & Worm Composting

* Food from the Garden (Health & Nutrition)

* Alaskan Plants and Trees

Cost: $70/hr up to 30 students; extra $65 travel fee for schools in Mat-su or Girdwood; schools outside of Anchorage must have a minimum of 3 class sessions scheduled per day.


Discovery Duffels:  While visiting the Garden with children you may check out a Discovery Duffel – these bags, full of kids activities and books, are designed for families, daycare or pre-school groups, or summer camp outings with kids ages 4-9.  Check a bag out from our Shop-in-the-Garden.


Story Time in the Garden: Nature stories and activities for children ages 3 – 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Scheduled readings for Summer 2018:

June 14th – The Bug Book by Sue Fliess

July 12th – Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike

August 9th – Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey


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