Explore the Best Gardens in Salt Lake City
Garden Design's self-guided day trip to 3 fascinating Utah gardens
Utah offers a wealth of fascinating destinations for the visitor, from the Great Salt Lake with its many recreational opportunities to the awe-inspiring rock formations and hiking trails in “The Mighty 5” national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Capitol Reef.
For a change of pace, set a day aside to visit these three public gardens in Salt Lake City, as recommended by your local garden expert and landscape designer Cynthia Nielson Bee. You’ll begin by exploring Red Butte Botanical Garden, renowned for its numerous plant collections, display gardens, 500,000 springtime-blooming bulbs, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs. From here, you will visit The Conservation Garden Park, designed as an inspirational and educational resource, before finishing the day at Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point, a unique destination created as an expression of the owner’s gratitude for their many blessings.