Local Wildflower Class
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:00 PM (AKDT)
A 5-week long field botany class with Verna Pratt and Dr. Marilyn Barker, about local plants, their identification, and uses. The class meets every Wednesday in May and the first Wednesday in June. Registrants can attend either morning (10 am - 1 pm) or evening sessions (6 pm - 9 pm), not both. Limit 15 people per morning or evening session. The first two classes (May 7th and 14th) will take place at the Cooperative Extension Service office in Anchorage (1675 C Street #100). The remaining three classes will be out in the field. Class fee does not include field trip transport or optional books and supplies. For more information please call ABG at 907-770-3692.
When & Where
Alaska Botanical Garden
The Alaska Botanical Garden is a public garden dedicated enhancing the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation, and research
The Garden is located in Anchorage, Alaska, just South of Tudor Road at 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, adjacent to Far North Bicentennial Park. Bordering the Garden to the East is the north fork of Campbell Creek. Chugach State Park is nearby.
About the Garden
The Garden is comprised of 110 acres of Boreal Forest, with nature trails connecting the Gardens and points of interest.
With over 1,100 species of hardy perennials, and 150 native plant species, the Alaska Botanical Garden is a great place to experience the abundance of the summer sub-arctic growing season and to learn about flora native to Southcentral Alaska.
From May through September you will find flowering plants and shrubs in two perennial gardens, a formal herb garden, an alpine rock garden, and a wildflower walk. A new "East" Garden hosts a Gold Medal Peony collection.