Tom’s Experience at the Gilgal Sculpture Garden:
We stopped at this art park one night after dinner just to check it out. It is a very interesting place. There are twelve original sculptures and over seventy engraved stones.
Many of the stones are engraved with scriptures or religious song lyrics.
The garden was made from 1945 until 1963 by Thomas Battersby Child. Child created the garden to “inspire viewers to ponder the unsolved mysteries of life and struggle to find their own answers.”
The garden is named after the gardens near the River Jordan that the Israelites crossed on their way to the Promised Land.
The Garden is the only location in Utah that is identified as a “visionary art environment.”
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after.
Parks Location: The address for the park is 749 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT. It is behind some houses and the park is open 8am to 8pm from April until September and 9am to 5pm from October to March, weather permitting. There is no admission charge.
Gilgal Garden Salt Lake = 40.759123,-111.869327
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