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Ashton Gardens


As the natural heart of Thanksgiving Point, the Ashton Gardens feature 50 acres of stately gardens, grand lawns, and the largest manmade waterfall in America. The gardens are organized like rooms, with trees, shrubs, and grasses serving as living barriers between the 17 themed spaces. Each space provides opportunities to reflect and rejuvenate in the wonders of the natural world.

Enjoy a bite to eat at the Trellis Café, take home botanical beauties from the Garden Path Greenhouse, or register for one of our free Guided Garden Walks for an immersive experience that engages all of your senses.

3900 N. Garden Drive
Lehi, Utah 84043


Monday – Saturday
9 am – 8 pm
October 1: 9 am – 6 pm

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days.

Ashton Gardens closes for the Winter season on October 22, 2023.

All admission is time-ticketed with limited availability. Please purchase in advance.





See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all five venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm Country, Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens, and Butterfly Biosphere) for one day.

Adults: $41

Children (ages 3-12): $32

Children ages 2 and under: Free

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Regular Season Admission

Thanksgiving Point members: Free

In Person Online
Adult  $27 $24
Youth (ages 13-24) $22 $19
Child (ages 3-12) $20 $17
Senior (65+) $24 $21


Children ages 2 and under: Free

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Enjoy free admission to five award-winning venues, including two world-class museums, a butterfly conservatory, a 50-acre garden, and a working farm.

Receive advance purchase opportunities and discounts on popular day camps, youth and adult classes, and special events.

Take advantage of exclusive discounts on dining and shopping, plus receive perks like bringing guests for half-off regular admission.

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Every Kid Counts: Admission

With the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (SNAP or WIC) and photo ID, up to six (6) people within the immediate household receive discounted admission. Dependent children are free, and adults in the household are $3 per person.

The Every Kid Counts: Admission program is in association with Museums For All, the signature access program for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Association of Children’s Museums. Available in person only. Not available for online purchases.



We welcome nonprofit community groups to Thanksgiving Point! To learn more about pricing and the reservation process for nonprofit groups, follow the link below.

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– Groups of 20+ receive 20% off regular admission prices.
– To receive the discount rate, groups must enter and pay as a group in one transaction.
– Reservation does not denote private experience – this is a public area.
– No amplified music or microphones allowed.
– Valid only during regular hours of operation.
– Blackout dates apply (Luminaria, Tulip Festival, Utah Symphony at the Waterfall, Labor Day Luau, and other special events as scheduled).

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Scarecrow Festival

October 16-21

Join us this fall in the Ashton Gardens for our popular Scarecrow Festival.

Light of the World Garden

light of the world garden

Included with regular venue admission

Created by Utah artist Angela Johnson, this 2.5 acre sculpture garden offers guests a walk through the life and miracles of Jesus Christ and a space for quiet reflection.


Garden Path Greenhouse

Inside the Ashton Gardens

The Garden Path Greenhouse features a lush array of hanging baskets, beautiful plants, and incredible garden décor.

Roses are red, violets are blue

Nothing says love like chocolates and flowers. Roses make up half of all Valentine’s Day flower sales, likely due to their known symbolism for love. Learn more about flower symbolism on the blog.

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Calling all citizen scientists! The Ashton Gardens has partnered with PlantSnap, an app that identifies plants, flowers, succulents, and more in seconds with the click of a button on your mobile device. Not only will you learn about some of the beautiful plant species in the Ashton Gardens, you’ll also help build the most comprehensive database of plant photos in the world.

PlantSnap is a simple way for everyone to play a role in protecting the environment. Simply by snapping photos, guests contribute to national and international conservation efforts to help build more resilient gardens. PlantSnap’s database features over 600,000 plants, recognizes 90% of species in public gardens, and is available in 37 languages.

Flower garden

Trellis Café

Inside the Garden Visitor Center

A popular destination spot for those who lunch, the Trellis Café is open throughout the garden season. During that time, you’ll find some of the most stunning patio dining available.


Throughout the summer of 2023

Love gardens? Love to read? Combine these passions and join us as we read and review a selection of books curated by our horticulture staff.

Cultivating Kids

Wednesdays | 10-10:20 am

Join us in the Learning Gardens for a look at gardening basics! From water and soil to plant parts and pollinators, this program gets the whole family out into the garden exploring and discovering.



If you’re a novice or professional in the garden, we have classes fit for you!

Free Guided Walks

Garden Walk

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Learn about Ashton Gardens, its history, and the plants within. Led by our garden docents, this walking tour takes about 2 hours and is included with regular venue admission. Tours depart from the back patio.

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Be inspired and discover a new favorite on our guided tree walk tour. Led by our garden docents, these tours are designed to showcase trees that can be incorporated into the Utah landscape. Tours leave from the back patio and are included with regular venue admission.

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