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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 gardens. 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

Late Opening: August 13, 9:30 am
Early Closures: September 5, 5 pm
Closed: September 8-10 for Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
Closed: September 15-17 for Garden of Quilts
September 22, 2 pm

Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Days

To join the efforts of Lehi City and the state of Utah, Thanksgiving Point aims to conserve water by shutting off the Waterfall in the Ashton Gardens. This action will help limit water usage during this ongoing period of drought. Thank you for your understanding!

Dinosaur Island

This summer from May 28 – August 27, a prehistoric adventure comes to life at the Ashton Gardens. Wander through the misty Dinosaur Island, where animatronic dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes lurk in the vegetation!




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

Adults: $38

Children (ages 3-12): $29

Children ages 2 and under: Free

Buy Pass


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.

Become a Member


Museums For All is a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

With presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer card, admission is available for up to six people at $3 per adult, dependent children free. 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.

Make a Reservation


– 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).

Dog Walk Wednesdays

Wednesdays through October 12th, four-legged friends are welcome at Ashton Gardens (and Dinosaur Island). Pups must be well-behaved and on a leash.


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Labor Day Luau

September 5

Bring your blankets, chairs and the whole family for an outdoor spectacular with amazing food and entertainment!

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.

Meme quilting for dummies

Garden of Quilts is coming soon and we have a Meme Quilt Block Challenge to get you in the spirit! Get a glimpse of the process on the blog!

Learn More

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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 2022

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

Learn about Ashton Gardens, its history, and the plants within. Led by our garden docents, this walking tour takes about 1.5 hours and is included with regular venue admission. Tours depart from the back patio.

Request a Garden Walk


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.

Request a Tree Walk