Gardner Village Blog Valentines Day the Gardner Village Way
Wednesday Feb 5 2020

A horse-drawn carriage… Freshly cut flowers… A romantic dinner for two and unique ambiance… Freshly baked treats and chocolate-dipped sweets… Cupid, himself, couldn’t write this stuff. It’s the stuff Valentine's Day is made of, and it can all be found at Gardner Village!

Your Carriage Awaits 

You’ll score major romance points with a horse-drawn carriage ride through Gardner Village, but it’s the story behind the buggy that will leave you feeling all the feels. The animals at The Farm have all been rescued. Odds are, the beautiful animal pulling you wouldn’t even be here today if it weren’t for Gil and his loving team. Between romantic serenades (yes, there’s a very good chance Gil will break into song at some point during your ride, and boy can the man sing!), Gil will happily tell you about the rescue work they do. After all, who doesn’t adore a story with a real happily ever after? 

The Farm at Gardner Village

Enjoy a special Valentine's Day carrige-ride package. It includes chocolate-dipped fruit, flowers for your sweetheart, and even dinner for two. So, in other words, it's your perfect Valentine's Day, all planned out for you. There are several dates and times to choose from. Learn more here

Heart & Soul Food

Archibald’s Restaurant knows comfort food. Pot pie… steak… their famous fried green tomatoes… decadent carrot cake… No matter what you choose to order, it’s sure to sooth the soul. Plus, it’s not every day you get to take your date to a restaurant housed inside one of Utah’s oldest historic landmarks. 

Archibald's Restaurant

Fresh Flowers: Magical

Here’s a confession. Years ago, I told my husband to stop buying me flowers in an effort in practicality. In the words of Pretty Woman, “Big mistake! Big! Huge!” I have since corrected the error of my ways, as I’ve learned what fresh flowers add to the home. They bring such calm and serenity to a space. 

Simply Flowers

Give the love of your life the gift of calm with an arrangement from Simply Flowers. They don’t load their containers with baby’s breath and other fillers. It’s just gorgeous greens and brilliant blooms, displayed in a striking, on-trend container. (Gone are the days of trying to shove yet another boring glass vase into the cupboard.) Simply Flowers delivers or you can pick your order up in store. See their website for more on ordering. 

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Sweet for your Sweetie

Let's conclude our Valentine's Day adventure at Chocolate Covered Wagon. What better way to end this love story than freshly dipped strawberries and raspberries?

chocolate covered wagon

Chocolate Covered Wagon goes beyon the cocoa bean. They have famous salt water taffy, divine caramel corn, handmade fudge, and a huge assortment of sweet-tooth favs. You'll go straight to anyone's heart here!

Happy Valentine's Day

Once upon a time, there was this small village, nestled on a hillside in West Jordan, Utah. Here, ordinary date-planners are crowned Casanova as they come up with the perfect, heartfelt experience for any party of two. Be the superhero in your own love story and start planning your Village getaway today. 


Megan Hoeppner

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