Wildflowers, Wildlife & Spectacular Landscapes
For Friends and Members of Pacific Horticulture
with Betchart Expeditions Inc
June 29-July 9, 2023
We invite you to join us to explore the wonderful wildflowers, wildlife and spectacular landscapes of Alaska in 2023!
Alaska possesses a profusion of native plants from streamside to mountainside. There are more than 1,500 plant species in the 49th state, from sea level to just below the snow line. Summer is the bountiful time for flowering plants, their pollinators, and large mammals who feed on the nutritious flowers or bulbs.
On this expedition, we will traverse Alaska from Anchorage to Seward, traveling along the scenic Cook Inlet and spectacular Chugach Mountains, and then up the scenic Parks Highway to Denali National Park.
We will hike near Hatcher Pass, and see stately forests, botanic gardens, scenic streamside walks teeming with flowers, and dwarf tundra plants on the mountain tops. We'll explore Denali National Park, the finest park and wildlife preserve in Alaska, and then visit Fairbanks in the interior of Alaska.
Leading this expedition will be David Wimpfheimer, an excellent naturalist and leader of many Betchart Alaska expeditions.
Co-leading will be celebrated garden photographer Saxon Holt. Saxon will lead several end-of-day gatherings to review photos and provide tips.
See his travelogue and photos from Alaska in 2019
Photography in Alaska
We hope you will join our exploration of this vast and beautiful land!
Pacific Horticulture Tours
$5,495 plus air