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 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
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 include a biennial fall wine tasting at Glacier Gardens and annual Super Plant Sale in May. Baseball caps with the arboretum logo and commemorative bricks are offered all year round (support page).
Special projects in 2017 were the completion of the Chilkat View Shelter and construction of a Garden in Words, an interactive feature that encourages word creativity in a garden setting.
Caring for Caroline's Garden
Activities at the Arboretum
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