TripAdvisor awards Gilgal Garden as one of the “9 of the Most Unique Travel Experiences in the USA.”

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Gilgal Sculpture Garden – Salt Lake City, Utah – Atlas Obscura

A hidden garden of stones engraved with scriptures, a Joseph Smith Sphynx, and all carved by one man.

Best of Utah Award

Best volunteer groundskeepers
Friends of Gilgal Garden
Recognized as the must-see destination for Salt Lake City’s quirky Mormon-esque sculptures, Gilgal Garden is much more than the rock edifices that distinguish it from other public spaces in the city. The 3-acre park also has a carefully curated garden, the upkeep for which falls on the shoulders of a group of volunteer gardening experts. In the warm months, these do-gooders can be found at Gilgal Garden every Tuesday morning, pulling weeds, pruning trees, spreading mulch or resting in the shade. A few of the gardeners also serve on the Friends of Gilgal Garden board, which guides other park decisions. (DWH)

Save Our Sphinx! – City Weekly July 05, 2017

Wirth Watching – A visit to Gilgal Gardens – Good4Utah Aug 21, 2016

Hortense Child Smith was key in saving Salt Lake City’s Gilgal Garden – The Salt Lake Tribune May 23, 2012

Sculpture garden hidden in downtown SLC – Fox 13 JUNE 10, 2012

Joseph walks like an Egyptian – The Salt Lake Tribune November 7, 2011

Gilgal Garden celebrates 10 years as a public park – The Salt Lake Tribune September 13, 2010

Gilgal Garden to celebrate 10th anniversary as city park – Deseret News Sept. 11, 2010

Salt Lake’s Secret Garden – Deseret News June 24, 2005

Gilgal Garden – Roadside America