Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point | Kids Out and About Salt Lake City

Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point

Address: 
3900 North Garden Drive
Lehi , UT , 84043
Phone: 801.768.4999
40° 25' 58.6092" N, 111° 54' 31.8996" W
Contact name: 
Erica Brown
Seasons in which we offer activities (select "All seasons" for all): 
Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah, is a great place to take a picnic and relax with the family. Many summer activities and classes are offered for kids and families. Be prepared to roll down hills with your kids!

 

Most guests agree that the Thanksgiving Point Gardens are the biggest surprise that Thanksgiving Point has to offer. The beautiful gardens are spread out over fifty five sprawling acres and represent some of the most vivacious terrain in the West.

The individual gardens are organized like the rooms of an immense estate, with thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses serving as living barriers between spaces, creating a sense of wonder as guests pass from "room" to "room." Within the grounds, there are 15 separate themed gardens:

• Shepherd's Hill 
• Grand Allee 
• Creek Garden 
• Monet Garden 
• Rose Garden
• Koi View Pier 
• Vista Mound Garden 
• Fragrance Garden 
• Secret Garden
• The Light of the World Garden
• Butterfly Garden
• Italian Garden 
• Prairie Garden 
• Parterre Garden
• Waterfall Amphitheatre 
• Mountain Garden

 

Add to that 13 acres of turf grass, a quarter million tulips in our tulip garden, seventy varieties of roses, and the largest manmade waterfall in the Western hemisphere, and you can understand how the Gardens keep its staff of twenty-six seasonal gardeners and six full-time staff members busy.

So how do you pull something like this off in a desert? Thanksgiving Point Gardens operates a complex water reclamation system that collects millions of gallons of runoff throughout the property and even from Interstate 15 to be used in watering garden vegetation. The results are both beautifully responsible and responsibly beautiful.

Academic, Science, Nature/Outdoors, Preschool, Hands-on

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