The Alaska Botanical Garden will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a summer solstice Garden Party and fund raiser 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 21 at the Garden. This event features local beers, wine, appetizers from South Restaurant + Coffeehouse, live music, art for sale from dozens of local artists, and a gorgeous backdrop of the natural plants found in Alaska and at the Garden.
The Garden began with its official opening, July 25, 1993, and at the time boasted only about 200 members. Today, the Alaska Botanical Gardens occupies about 110 acres and includes two hardy perennial gardens, an herb garden, trailside gardens, an alpine rock garden, an entry shade garden, a wildflower trail, a Junior Master Gardener plot, a research and development site, the Forest Health
Trail, and the Lowenfels-Hoersting Family Nature Trail. In 2014, the Anchorage Heritage Garden was added in connection
with the city’s centennial celebration. The latest addition, a nursery greenhouse, was completed in 2017 and expands the Garden’s grow- ing, teaching, and research capabilities.
Tickets for this fund raiser are on sale now —$75 in advance and $90 at the door. A special Perennial level for dedicated supporters costs $500, and includes two tickets and a perennial from the collec- tion at the Garden.
The Garden is just south of Tudor Road at 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road, adjacent to Far North Bicentennial Park. For more details or to buy tickets, go to www.alaskabg.org or call 770-3692.