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Jewell Gardens

Klondike Hwy., Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2111
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Glass blowing, Restaurant and Quirky Garden Ornamentation.

Had a delightful cold, wet afternoon blowing glass bubbles. Needed long pants and protective... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Had a private tour with Donna Griffard one of the first garden workers. Many stories about the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Laurie B
Fletcher, North Carolina
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Escape to the tranquility of beautiful Jewell Gardens & Garden City Glassworks. Stroll Alaska's most spectacular certified organic Show Garden and watch the action at SE Alaska's only public Glassblowing Hot Shop. Book a tour for a unique hands-on "hot shop" adventure which is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to blow your own glass art in the Last Frontier! Join us for lunch or tea service at our restaurant "Poppies" where many of the meals served include organic produce picked fresh from our gardens. Open daily
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Klondike Hwy., Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2111
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a delightful cold, wet afternoon blowing glass bubbles. Needed long pants and protective footwear. Recommend this experience for the fresh food, glass garden ornamentation and delightful hosts. The restaurant overlooks the garden and the menu used fresh picked vegetables and herbs. Sensational time with...More

Thank pevans177
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Had a private tour with Donna Griffard one of the first garden workers. Many stories about the property and owners. It is a hidden gem in Skagway. So beautiful

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I went in for a tour of the gardens. It was very nice, but nothing amazing. They also have a glass blowing workshop for making glass bulbs.

Thank M F
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited this restaurant as part of our excursion with the Princess Cruise line. What a lovely place. There are gardens to visit and spend time in and there is a glass blowing area with beautiful objects that are also found in the gardens but...More

Thank Glynis407
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This was by far the best excursion my Mother and I did on our whole Alaskan cruise. We booked independently from the cruise. We had some tense moments on our way to the gardens due to forces beyond our control but had the best time...More

Thank Jessica Z
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Booked this excursion via cruise line, Holland America. Amanda, our tour guide, met us and gave us the Skagway tour and history on our bus ride to the gardens. We had a beautiful, sunny, but chilly day in Skagway. The gardens were pretty but we...More

Thank Dian P
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This was the one cruise excursion that really surprised us! My husband was always fascinated by glassblowers and their craft so when the cruise offered this excursion to see a demonstration and assist in making our own ornament, I signed us up. And it was...More

Thank janhoe2001
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The guides were friendly and informative. The lunch was simple and delicious, with ingredients from their own garden. Of course, the glassblowing was very interesting. It was a bit expensive, but worth the extra money. I have a memory hanging in my window.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We recently visited Jewell Gardens and took a glassblowing class from Amy. This was a super experience. Not only was Amy patient but she was an excellent teacher. We got to choose what we wanted, in this case my husband and I both chose Christmas...More

Thank ALBERTB318
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Clearly they were not ready for a bus load of tourists, lunch took a long time (though they had plenty of tea) and was cold. I am sure on a nice day this would be experienced much differently, but we were thoroughly unimpressed.

Thank Kim K
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16 February 2015|
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Response from TeresaW1818 | Reviewed this property |
buses do run that direction. I'm not sure of any details on this. You may be able to sign up for the tour directly through Jewell gardens and discuss transportation with them. The tour and glass blowing is well worth it!!
22 January 2015|
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Response from DrKim | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were on a cruise and the bus took us to the gardens right from the port. I think the quality of the garden tours would vary, based on the status of the what is blooming/in season, but it is a beautiful and... More