Georgeson Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Alaska - Fairbanks

Institution Code: GEOBG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Georgeson Botanical Garden

The Georgeson Botanical Garden (GBG) is a nationally recognized botanical garden and a member of a national network of educational and research institutions dedicated to plant culture and conservation. It is designed to allow the public to learn about plant culture in the far north. The GBG is one of five botanical gardens in the nation to be a satellite test garden for the International Hardy Fern Foundation.

Main Address:
Georgeson Botanical Garden
University of Alaska Fairbanks, 117 West Tanana Drive
Mailing: University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 757200
Alaska 99775 United States of America

Telephone: (907) 474-1944
Fax: (907) 484-1841
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Milan Shipka, Director
    Curator's Name: Katie DiCristina, Garden Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1991
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 64.8557441
    Longitude: -147.8568754
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 200000
    Arboretum: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 30000
    Number of Volunteers: 16

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

  • Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Pollination Biology: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Programme: Yes