Botanical garden sells local native plants in attached nursery

At or for the Alaska Botanical Garden in Anchorage Alaska

[image credit: Alaska Botanical Garden]

Nonprofit botanical garden seeks to increase revenue

In addition to serving as a beautiful point of interest in Anchorage, the Alaska Botanical Garden serves an educational purpose for local residents, by teaching them which plants grow well in the harsh Alaskan climate. But this education comes at a cost to the organization.

Solution: A unique attached retail presence sells native plants

The botanical garden raised funds to build an attached greenhouse, and propagated native Alaskan plants sourced from nearby growers to sell to patrons. State and local grants helped pay for the program.

In addition to serving as a new way to spread local plants throughout the community, the greenhouse generates additional income for the organization.

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