Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point   |  Val Rasmussen

Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point

Imagine a water fountain of Italian stone basins cascading down a hillside. Envision yourself standing inside a Monet painting or discovering the hidden entrance to a secret garden. It may be difficult to imagine visiting these sensational scenes in Utah, but the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point delivers all of these experiences and more. 

Ashton Gardens’ lush, manicured landscape sits inside Lehi’s arid, desert basin about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. This oasis is a 50-acre museum of trees, blooms, hardscapes, water features and sculptures. It even boasts the largest man-made waterfall in the Western Hemisphere. Meandering pathways invite guests to stroll (or rent a golf cart, wheelchair or electric scooter) for a half-day exploration of the 15 gardens or a 30-minute meditation.

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Ashton Gardens features 50-acres of trees, blooms, hardscapes, water features and sculptures.

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Italian Garden

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Monet Lake

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Garden Highlights

When to Visit

Ashton Gardens opens for the season on the last weekend in March and closes for winter after the third weekend in October. The gardens open briefly in December for their Luminaria light tour. These grounds are equally spectacular each season and worth more than one visit to see how the landscape alters with fluctuating temperatures, sunlight and precipitation.

Plant Diversity and Responsible Visitation

The Ashton Gardens’ team welcomes visitors and volunteers interested in plant diversity, garden experimentation, respecting the ecosystem and responsible visitation. Simple rules include: Enjoy the garden from the pathways. Don’t pick flowers. Please respect all plants and animals of Ashton Gardens.

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