Friends of Jensen-Olson Arboretum is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the projects and programs of the Jensen-Olson Arboretum, Southeast Alaska’s outstanding public garden and national primrose collection.
Caroline Jensen donated the historical arboretum property at 23-mile Glacier Highway to the City and Borough of Juneau. The Arboretum was opened to the public in 2007 and has evolved into a garden destination and a living laboratory featuring over 1200 native and cultivated species.
The Arboretum embodies Caroline’s vision of a garden that inspires learning in horticulture, natural sciences, and landscaping while preserving its beauty for aesthetic enjoyment and maintaining the historical and cultural context. Caroline's garden is protected by a conservation easement held by the Southeast Alaska Land Trust so that her garden will remain for future generations to enjoy its beauty.
23035 Glacier Hwy Juneau AK 99801
Caring for Caroline's Garden
Friends of Jensen-Olson Arboretum supports the projects and programs of the Arboretum through fundraising, public outreach, education, and organizing volunteer service at the Arboretum.
Fundraising activities have included wine tastings, raffles, and sale of arboretum plants, baseball caps with the arboretum logo and commemorative bricks at our online store.
Special projects in 2018 were construction of an entry arch (thank you Bill Ehlers), a new parking lot, new access trail (thank you Trail Mix), and entry information panel. In 2019 we raised funds for the Lovely Loo, improved toilet facilities, which were given high priority in a survey of arboretum visitors. Our project focus in 2022 will be to construct a roof over the potting shed area.
Activities at the Arboretum
Visit our Facebook photo gallery
Intertidal exploration during seaweek
Students harvest Tlingit potatoes
Rufous hummingbird research, US Forest Service
Jensen-Olson Arboretum Events 2022
May 1-Oct. 1 Juneau-Douglas City Museum Exhibit
May 7 SuperPlant Sale
May 8 Mother's Day at the arb
May 15 Day of Primula tours
May 28 Public Gardens Day
June 12 Nature Drawing Day Family Program
June 15-Sept. 5 Art in the Garden
June 16 Artist Reception for Art in the Garden
June 25 Midsummer's Night Dream
July 1 First Friday Juneau-Douglas City Museum
July 10 Native Plant Walk with the Alaska Native Plant Society
July 17 Bug Day Family Program
July 28 Gardening groups picnic, Anniversary celebration
Aug 14 Family Beach exploration
For more information about these events, visit our Events Page.
The arboretum celebrates its 15th anniversary as a public garden
with many activities throughout the summer. Help us Celebrate!
Arboretum Summer Hours
FJOA has hired an education coordinator, who will be organizing the family programs this summer.
Art in the Garden visit and vote for your favorite
Thank you for supporting us with your memberships, donations and your visits! We appreciate you!
Beautiful any Time of Year !
Mail: PO Box 33936 Juneau, AK 99803