Programs and Outreach

Summer camps at the Botanical Garden

The Georgeson Botanical Garden is excited to have a new wave of summer camps again.

Your child can choose between Nature Explorer, Puppets in the Garden, and Botanical Discovery Camps. These are afternoon camps with various age-appropriate sessions for kids entering 2nd to 6th grade in the fall.

Learn more and sign up with UA Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning:

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Babies in the Garden

Babies In the Garden (0-18 months)

Children ages birth-12 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, fingerplays and movement in the blooming garden! Meet other caregivers and enjoy a sensory experience with your loved one.

Time: 10.30 AM – 11:00 AM
Dates: Tuesdays, June: 14th, 21th, 28th and July: 19th, 26th

Program Location: Georgeson Botanical Garden. We’ll meet and greet at the main entrance kiosk before finding the spot of the day within the garden.

No pre-registration required

Price: $10 adult/children duo per session, on arrival (cash or check only)

Caregivers are expected to participate and supervise their children at all times.

Crafty Discovery In the Garden (3-5 years)

Children three to five and their caregivers are invited to join us for craft and discovery sessions inspired by the blooming garden! Make something together and bring your lunch to enjoy the garden some more on your own afterward!

Time: Wednesdays, 10.30 AM – 11:15 AM
Dates: Wednesdays, June: 22th, 29th and July: 20th, 27th

Program Location: Georgeson Botanical Garden. We’ll meet and greet at the main kiosk before finding the spot of the day within the garden.

No pre-registration required.

Price: $10 per adult/children duo (add 3$ per extra kids) per session, on arrival (cash or check only).

Caregivers are expected to participate and supervise their children at all times.

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The Harvest Project

The Harvest Project is a collaborative program with the UAF Office of Sustainability, The Georgeson Botanical Garden, and the IANRE Varieties Trials Program. The program is designed to offer an opportunity for UAF students to develop knowledge and confidence to grow their own food plants, and to grow and donate fresh produce to food distribution centers in Fairbanks.

Student Gardener Training Program

The Student Gardener Training Program has experiential learning garden plots at the Georgeson Botanical Garden, the UAF Community Garden, and UAF Family Housing. UAF Students who are interested in learning how to grow their food plants can apply to the Student Gardener Training Program at: