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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 on 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 foci in 2022 will be to construct a roof over the potting shed area and to add more features honoring Tlingit peoples, the original caretakers of the land.
Activities at the Arboretum
Natural Sciences
Something for Everyone!
Visit our Facebook photo gallery
  Bug Day
Intertidal exploration during seaweek
   Students harvest     Tlingit potatoes
Rufous hummingbird research, US Forest Service
Art in the Garden

2023 Events

Super plant sale, May 13
Mother’s Day, May 14
Primula Day, May 20
Public Gardens Day, May 28

Theatre Alaska performances, June 24
Youth ed. program, TBD
Adult art program with Hollis Kitchin, TBD

Youth ed. program, TBD
Theatre Alaska, July 1
All gardeners picnic, July 28
Anniversary plant sale: a week long on-line plant sale, TBD

Youth ed. program, TBD​

For more information about these events, visit our Events Page.

 FJOA is hiring an education coordinator. Check us out on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063749700469

Arboretum Winter Hours
Friday-Sunday (9am-4pm)
Beautiful any Time of Year  !
Mail: PO Box 33936 Juneau, AK 99803