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SLC Gems: Renowned Gardens to Explore!

Updated: Nov 2, 2022

No matter the type of flora that tickles your fancy, each of these gardens in Salt Lake City offer a unique stroll and a lovely setting to spend some quality time.

Red Butte Garden, operated by the University of Utah, is open year-round, and thank goodness…each season serves up rare blooms! Spend the day learning about local and foreign plants, meandering miles of paths within their botanical gardens and arboretum. The views above the city are amazing, with the Wasatch mountains glistening in the distance. You can find cozy spots to sit with a book, or even catch a summer concert in the stunning amphitheater!

Image via UofU

If you haven’t checked out Gilgal Sculpture Garden, are you really a Utahn? Tucked among houses and businesses in Central City (749 East 500 South), the odd sculptures, scriptures, and poems in Gilgal Garden evoke a sense of intrigue. We’ll leave it at that - you really need to see it for yourself.

The historical International Peace Gardens located in Jordan Park were conceived in 1939. Said to symbolize democracy and world peace, the various sections currently represent 28 different countries. Sure, some are rather tacky and frankly somewhat confusing, but it’s the thought that counts, right? Worth a stroll, even if to simply enjoy the river lined trail.


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