Notice: Due to COVID-19, all educational programs are cancelled for the 2020 season.  Check back in the spring of 2021!


Youth & Family

The Georgeson Botanical Garden is offering a place based education series in 2020.  Register here or click the link below.  Registration opens Monday, February 24, 2020.

Educational Programs

Explore and experience nature at the Georgeson Botanical Garden through hands-on-discovery, flow-learning, and inquiry-based teaching.

Wildflower Wanderers Program
Ages 2.5-4
Fee: $110
Both the caretaker and the child participate together in this place-based, outdoor program. Meet once/week for 4 weeks. Each of the 3 session offerings is unique, focusing on seasonal interests.

AM Session I: June 2-23, Tuesdays, 9:30 am-11:30 am
PM Session I: June 3-24, Wednesdays, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
AM Session II: July 7-28, Tuesdays, 9:30 am-11:30 am
PM Session II: July 8-29, Wednesdays, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
AM Session III: August 4-25, Tuesdays, 9:30 am-11:30 am
PM Session III: August 5-26, Wednesdays, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Garden Gnome Explorers Program
Grades K-3
Fee: $210
Helps kids nurture their connection to the garden, learn real-life skills, experience the changes in the garden through the season, and feel at home in the natural world. Meet once/week for 4 weeks.Each of the 2 session offerings is unique, focusing on seasonal interests.

AM Session I: June 3-24, Wednesdays, 9 am-12:30 pm
AM Session II: July 8-28, Wednesdays, 9 am-12:30 pm






Self-Guided Adventures

Download, print out and bring one of the following worksheets for an opportunity to dig a little deeper into what’s happening seasonally in the Garden throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Use these worksheets to find some of the Garden’s hidden gems.

Spring Worksheets

Prekindergarten Spring Worksheet

Tween Spring Worksheet

Spring Scavenger Hunt

School Field Trips

Take your school or homeschool group on a field trip in the Garden! Field trips are designed to support teachers and use Alaskan State Learning Standards to create meaningful real-life experiences that showcase the Georgeson Botanical Garden’s contribution to sub-arctic horticultural knowledge. Fill out our group visits form for more information.



Research & Education

(check back soon for current variety trial reports)

Since it began, the Georgeson Botanical Garden has conducted plant trials and experiments in order to provide valuable horticultural information to the people living and growing plants in subarctic conditions.

You will find links to summaries of many of these trials and experiments. We hope to make this information available in a searchable online database in the future. Keep checking back as we continue to make these data available!

Plant Variety Trials

Experiments on horticultural best practices