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Hidden Gem: Desert Garden

You’re out in this red rock paradise and you want to see and do as much as possible—I get it completely. But, sometimes, the best way to experience St. George is to take a breather and slow down the adventure a little, and this desert garden is a hidden gem sitting right above the city just waiting to be explored.

Red Hills Desert Garden has taken a new approach to the concept of gardens and laid out a huge variety of desert plant life to the tune of 170 different types, all of which are labeled. It’s a plant paradise! For someone like my brother-in-law who derives so much joy from being able to identify and name different plants, it’s heaven on earth.

This garden is stroller- and kid-friendly with a large fish tank naturally blended into the environment and even has some dinosaur tracks preserved and labeled. What kid do you know, including the kid inside yourself, who wouldn’t love to see dinosaur tracks?

Between the ATV rides, zip lining, canyon exploring, and a plethora of other things you will be doing, take a minute or two and see this one-of-a-kind desert garden close to the heart of St. George.

Woman pushing stroller through desert botanical garden.

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