Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure

7600 Glacier Highway

Deep in the valley carved by the famed Mendenhall Glacier is this lush temperate rain forest boasting evergreens that tower over spongy mosses and coiled ferns. Tucked within this patch of forest, Glacier Gardens is a 50-acre botanical garden best known for its flower towers: downed trees inverted in the ground, with their root balls planted full of brilliantly colored flowers to create beautiful hanging gardens. Visitors can take guided tours in covered golf carts.

Information on this page, including website, location, and opening hours, is subject to have changed since this page was last published. If you would like to report anything that’s inaccurate, let us know at

Nearby highlights
Sign up for our newsletter
Join more than a million of the world’s best travelers. Subscribe to the Daily Wander newsletter.
More From AFAR