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Welcome to the Jensen-Olson Arboretum Website


Jensen-Olson Arboretum --23 miles from downtown Juneau sits a jewel. The Jensen-Olson Arboretum is a public garden featuring over 950 species of plants. It’s a source of inspiration to residents and visitors alike. Right now the “show” out the road is taking a winter break, and you are invited to a preview of what is coming.  During the month of February, KTOO is hosting a show of Arboretum photographs by Merrill Jensen and paintings by Sharon Lobaugh and Jane Stokes – local artists who have been inspired by the natural beauty of the facility. Drop by KTOO during business hours for this virtual experience. 

Jensen-Olson Arboretum Advisory Board Member List

Friends of Jensen-Olson Arboretum

Juneau Empire monthly articles from Merrill Jensen


Check out "Potatoes with Deep Roots" in the Juneau Empire


Click on the link to watch an amazing video about the Arboretum created by Michael Kohan & Jessica Glass!

The site currently has a photo page. Follow the links below (or in the menu on the left) to access these pages.

Driving Directions
The Jensen-Olson Arboretum is located 23 miles north of downtown Juneau. In an area known locally as “out the Road”, the Arboretum is just past Mile 23 on Glacier Highway. Watch for the square green mile markers on the shoulder of the road. Just after Mile 22, you will pass the Shrine of St. Therese. Continue on seven-tenths of a mile, passing Mile 23 and look for the Arboretum sign. Turn left and follow the short land to the small parking area.

The Arboretum is open year round to the public at no charge, Wednesday– Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

For more information call 907.789.0139

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