Spring 2023

Service Road Construction at the GBG
Thanks to a generous donation from the Rasmusson Foundation, the GBG will be installing a service road to increase safety of garden visitors!  We will soon have a separate path that is for service vehicles, so pedestrians and service vehicles are not sharing the same space.  We anticipate construction to take place in June and the Garden will remain open during this time.
The Hassebroek Promenade is getting some accents!
Thanks to a generous donation from Lotto Alaska, the Hassebroek Promenade at the GBG is getting custom designed benches at each of the nodes along the promenade and an entrance arch at the beginning of the promenade.  These are all designed and fabricated by local Fairbanks artist and craftsman Thomas Hart with some detail work done by Nancy Hausle-Johnson.   The benches are already fabricated and waiting to be installed this summer.   Oh my gosh, you are going to love them!   The arch is in fabrication phase and we are so excited for the final product.   Stay tuned about the progress of this project on our Facebook page.
Penny Wakefield Dye Garden   
The newly renovated Penny Wakefield Dye Garden (formerly known as the Weavers' and Spinners' Dye Garden) will continue to be a project and teaching garden for the Fairbanks Weavers' and Spinners' Guild.  This group has taken care of the dye garden at the GBG for many years.  Are you interested in learning more about fiber arts?   Check them out at or on Facebook.
Save the Date -PEONIES!
The GBG Friends will again be hosting two popular events:  Wine and Peonies on July 19 and Peony Fest starting on July 12.   Click on the links to learn more and buy your tickets now!
The Harvest Project Collaborative is getting a new home
The GBG, UAF Office of Sustainability Nanook Grown, and Vegetable Variety trials are again joining forces for the 4th consecutive year to teach UAF students to grow food and give back to our community.   The program donates thousands of pounds of produce to the local food bank and builds new food growers and community.  The new gardening area is in one of the former reindeer pens and will be dedicated to the HPC program.    

Do you want to make a difference in your local public garden?
If you're looking for a way to get more involved with Georgeson Botanical Garden, now is your chance to apply to join the GBG Friends Board.  Click here to apply online.  Questions about being on the board?  Email
Far North Currant Fest

What??!!   An entire event dedicated to currants???!!!   You might either be celebrating and salivating (like we are) or asking what is so great about currants.   Join us on August 26 at the GBG to find out more about this amazing fruit!    Also watch our Facebook page for more details.
Find out more and keep up to date about what's happening at the GBG by visiting or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
The GBG Friends group is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) whose sole mission is to support staffing and operations at the GBG.  100% of your donation will go toward staffing, programs, and projects at the GBG.  Please consider supporting the Garden today.  Click HERE to donate.

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