Friends of Jensen-Olson Arboretum

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Friends of Jensen-Olson Arboretum: Caring for Caroline's Garden
Something for Everyone
The Jensen-Olson Arboretum offers many activities
Beauty Year 'Round
The Jensen-Olson Arboretum is beautiful in any season
Primrose colors burst in spring
Southeast Alaska’s outstanding public garden and national primrose collection
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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.

FJOA Board Members

Pat Harris
Pat White
Sue Baxter
Kim Garnero
Lauren Smoker
Mary Mathisen
Michelle Duncan
Hannah Schlosstein


Caring for Caroline's Garden

Caroline Jensen sitting in the gardenFriends 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 through our online store. Click to read more about our history.

The Arboretum Field Guide

Events Calendar


Activities at the Garden

Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a place to spend time with family, or inspiration for your own garden, the arboretum has something for everyone.

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