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    Default Any notable gardens in MatSu for visitors?

    Can anyone recommend an interesting garden for visitors to view in the Mat Su area? My wife and I want to see the type of garden that we cannot see anywhere else. Any help would be appreciated.

    PS - We are from Austin, Texas, and it is getting up in the 70s now, lows in the 50s. We planted onions 3 weeks ago, and are replacing lawn sod next weekend. It's interesting to see the Alaska posts coming from a much colder perspective.

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    This is a good place to start. I don't think we have any sort of public botanical garden in the Valley. There is one in Anchorage though.

    http://community.adn.com/node/142788
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    the palmer visitor's center, located right next to the old train depot, has a very nice visitor's garden. Can't miss it in downtown palmer.

    Also the Alaska State fair exhibits in august are very worthwhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matjpow View Post
    This is a good place to start. I don't think we have any sort of public botanical garden in the Valley. There is one in Anchorage though.

    http://community.adn.com/node/142788
    Thanks for the info, that gives me some ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andweav View Post
    the palmer visitor's center, located right next to the old train depot, has a very nice visitor's garden. Can't miss it in downtown palmer.

    Also the Alaska State fair exhibits in august are very worthwhile.

    I would love to make it to the fair, but won't be there in August.

    I've heard about the palmer visitor's center a couple of times before, I guess I better put that on the itinerary. Thanks for the info.

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    Sometimes the Experimental Farm on Trunk Road puts together several raised beds of various plantings along the road. I'm not sure if they do it every summer or not.

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    Pehudson,

    If you are gonna be in the Palmer area, do not forget about the reindeer farm nearby!

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    Try Coyote Gardens off of Hatcher Pass road. I visited during the Willow garden tour last year. Let me tell you it was like a fantasy land.

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