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Gilgal Sculpture Garden

(Last Updated On: April 19, 2018)

We loved the arch!

Gilgal Garden is located in Salt Lake City, and it is a free park filled with different sculptures. The garden is found in a neighborhood behind someone’s house. Look for the entrance between two homes. The sculptures are unique and were all created by Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. who founded the garden as a retreat from the world.

The entrance to Gilgal Gardens is right between some homes.

The entrance to Gilgal Gardens is right between some homes.

Strollers can go most places in this park.

Strollers can go most places in this park.

The flowers were gorgeous!

The flowers were gorgeous!

You will see many sones with poems, scriptures, hymns, and famous quotes engraved on them. The flowers are also very beautiful. We enjoyed walking on the paths through the flowers. Next time we stop, we will definitely bring a picnic lunch. There were lots of shady places to eat, as well as a few benches.

 

We printed off a scavenger hunt that was created by our friends at EnjoyUtah! Our boys really enjoyed looking for the items on the their scavenger hunt and it kept mom and dad entertained, too!

 

We spent about 45 minutes looking and hunting items on our scavenger hunt. This is such a great place to play I Spy!  Gilgal Gardens would be a great stop to pair with another activity in Salt Lake such as: Beehive House, Pioneer Memorial Museum, LDS Church History MuseumThe Leonardo, or Fort Douglas Museum These activities are just a short drive away.

 

You can visit the Gilgal Garden:

8 am – 8 pm April through September

9 am – 5 pm October through March

It is closed on Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving.

Directions

Gilgal Sculpture Garden is located at 749 E 500 S in Salt Lake City. Parking is free along the street. The entrance is between two homes.

It's a great place for a picnic!

It’s a great place for a picnic!

This sculpture remembers the Salt Lake 10th Ward when Thomas Child (the founder of Gilgal Gardens) was the bishop.

This sculpture remembers the Salt Lake 10th Ward when Thomas Child (the founder of Gilgal Gardens) was the bishop.

There's a Mormon cricket!

There’s a Mormon cricket!

There are stepping stones with songs and sayings and scriptures.

There are stepping stones with songs and sayings and scriptures.

Tips for Families

  • Stroller Friendly
  • Take a snack or picnic to enjoy in the garden
  • Print the scavenger hunt, and take clipboards and pencils to make writing on the paper easy.

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