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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

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 ~CANCELLED~
    To be rescheduled for a later date. See events page for more information.

  July 28  Gardening groups picnic,  Anniversary celebration

  Aug 14  Family Beach exploration ~CANCELLED~

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
Wednesday-Sunday (9am-5pm) 

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
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