Don't let your lack of a green thumb get you down this spring, you can always take a walk in a garden or along a trail in Utah County and enjoy the beautiful colors of the season and warming temperatures.
Ashton Gardens is a 55-acre garden with grand lawns, man-made waterfalls and 15 themed garden to enjoy. You can also visit the “I Am The Light of the World” sculpture garden, feed the fish at Koi View Pier and discover the Secret Garden. Golf carts or Segways are also available for rent.
Also worth noting, the Tulip Festival, which provides gorgeous views for walks, opens April 13 and runs through May 5.
Open: Opens for the season March 31
Location: 3900 Garden Dr., Lehi
Nielsen’s Grove park in Orem features a European-designed garden, centerpieced with a fountain powered by a natural spring. Along with the fountain, the park also has a reflecting pool, a greenhouse, vine-covered arbors, flowers, trees and shrubs.
Location: 2000 S. Sandhill Rd., Orem
Central Utah Gardens
Central Utah Gardens was created to help teach wise water use in Utah. There are several classes and events scheduled throughout the growing season. Residents can also take walks through the area. Admission to the gardens is free.
Location: 355 W. University Pkwy., Orem
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in April; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in May
More info: http://centralutahgardens.org