What do educators, cyclists and flowers have in common? This weekend, quite a lot!
Alaska Botanical Garden Executive Director Robin Dublin says Bicycle/Educator Appreciation day is a great way to get to know the Botanical Garden.
Sometimes people need a reminder that it is there, even if they've seen it in the past, Dublin says the Garden is the best kept secret in Anchorage. "The Garden has been around for 25 years, from a community effort and in the last 15 has grown and expanded to include professional horticulturalists and landscape architecture."
This week's event is Saturday and Sunday - and one of the things that sets apart this Botanical Garden from other Gardens around the country is when it is open during the 100-day garden season,
"The garden is open during daylight hours. Sometimes people see the moose gate, and think we are closed, but you can still come on in during daylight hours."
A listener favorite that also sets the garden apart - there is a trail near a salmon stream that allows visitors to see the fish, particularly during spawning season. "It's particularly important to be bear aware during August."