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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 premier 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 800 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 will remain for future generations may enjoy its beauty.

23035 Glacier Hwy  Juneau AK  99801
(907) 789-0139
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.

FJOA activities ensure the continued realization of Caroline’s vision of the Arboretum. 

FJOA’s long-range goals include the establishment of an educational center at the Arboretum, which will house a multi-purpose classroom and a library.

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