Alaska Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Alaska - Anchorage

Institution Code: ALAA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

Herb Garden amidst wilderness background at Alaska Botanical Garden
Herb Garden amidst wilderness background at Alaska Botanical Garden

About the Alaska Botanical Garden

The mission of the Alaska Botanical Garden is to enhance the beauty and value of plant material through education, preservation, recreation, and research.

Main Address:
Alaska Botanical Garden
4601 Campbell Airstrip Road
Alaska 99507 United States of America

Telephone: (907) 770-3692
Fax: (907) 770-0555
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Michael Monterusso, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: William Criner, Gardens and Facilities Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1986
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 42 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 45 Hectares
    Latitude: 61.1778370
    Longitude: -149.7589560
    Annual Rainfall: 399 mm
    Altitude: 44.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Alaska Botanical Garden
  • Local Address: 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd.
  • Locality: City: Anchorage
  • Locality: State: Alaska

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 30000
    Number of Volunteers: 200

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Herbs, northern-hardy perennials, alpine plants, Alaskan & subarctic Northern Boreal Forest native species, Peony collection, primula collection; terrestrial orchid and willow (Salix spp.) collections in development.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes