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History of the Arboretum
Written in her will, Caroline Jensen-Olson left her house, and all its flowers, to the city. Her garden highlights a number of native and cultivated plants, especially primrose, Caroline's passion.
In 1902, the Peterson family homesteaded the property and developed the land. The vegetable garden provided produce to local Juneau grocers in the early 1900s and continues to help out local food banks today.