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Gardner Village Blog Five Reasons You Want to Visit Gardner Village in August
Wednesday Aug 11 2021

There’s a reason Gardner Village is a popular backdrop for photographs. It’s like a secret garden in the middle of Salt Lake County. You turn off the busy highway and find yourself greeted by pioneer wagons, children taking pony rides, water wheels, and quaint retail shops located in historic buildings. Enjoy a one-day getaway in the heart of the city. And no time of year is this charm more magnificent than August.

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Whether you’re seeking a close-to-home last hurrah this summer or you simply want a night out with your sweetheart, this is the place to be this time of year. Here are five of the MANY reasons why: 


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The flowers are at their best, bringing the gardens to life in vibrant summer shades!

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There are several scenic spots to enjoy a lunch stop or early evening get togethers. Visit Archibald's Restaurant for delicious indoor dining or take your meal to go and eat under the pavailion. 

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The waterway is always a source of entertainment with our resident Village ducks on display and the covered bridge crossing. You can even buy duck food at Seven Gables Mercantile, should you like to give our feathered friends a safe and healthy treat!

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The Village is a perfect spot for all ages to enjoy. Families come to spend time together and make memories. Adults make it their spot for date nights and some grown up girls' time. Multiple generations visit for traditional trips. No matter the company you keep, Gardner Village is a happy place to make memories with the ones you love!

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Of course, the small, locally-owned shops are at the center of it all. You’ll find delicious treats to enjoy, fabulous flowers and other one-of-a-kind home décor pieces, unique gifts, stylish school clothes for the kiddos, the latest fall fashions for adults, and so much more!

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Storybook Nook

The Train Shoppe

Yes, there’s just something about The Village in August that captures Mother Nature really putting on a show. The atmosphere is laid back. The shops are welcoming. The photo ops are plentiful and enchanting.

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Chocolate Covered Wagon

Come by car, by TRAX Train, or even by white horse and see it all for yourself. Now's the time to really take in the beauty and capture what "lazy days of summer" really means. If you happen to post a pic of your visit, we’d love for you to tag us so we can see our backyard through your brilliant eyes!

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See you soon!

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