Gardner Village Blog
Get Completely Easter Ready in One Stop
Wednesday Apr 10 2019
It’s a regular spring scene around here. From brand new baby animals at The Farm (sooo cute!) to fresh spring decor in nearly every store, a trip to Gardner Village is a surefire way to cure even the worst case of spring fever.  With spring comes Easter prep. Whether you’re planning ...

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A Look Inside Gardner Village Classes (part 3)--fun for kids
Wednesday Mar 20 2019
Hello, again! Ready for the third and final (for now) installment of your Gardner Village class pass? The past two weeks have taken inside classes from my seat as a student. In Part 1, I mentioned taking a class is a wonderful way for parents to re-charge when they’re feeling ...

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A Look Inside Gardner Village Classes From a Student's Perspective (part 1)
Tuesday Mar 5 2019
As the Gardner Village blogger, I’ve observed and written about many classes over the years. As a Gardner Village fan, I’ve also taken many classes while off the clock. This got me thinking—is the class experience any different if the blogger isn’t crashing the party to report on things? The ...

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Warm Up Your Creativity with Crochet and Knitting Classes
Wednesday Feb 27 2019
Old Man Winter, you sure are putting the “old” in your name. Enough with your frigid days and wind-filled ways. It’s about this time of year that we become VERY ready for spring. Of course, being in Utah, it’s nearly impossible to know if winter’s end is around the corner ...

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Food, Flowers and Magic: Make it a date night to remember
Tuesday Feb 19 2019
Cupid may have flown the coop for another season, but there’s always time to put a little magic back into your relationship. With the wave of a wand, Mystique Dining transforms the usual date night into a night of mystery and excitement.  Enjoy a five course meal AND a Vegas-quality magic show ...

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Escape the Ordinary Valentine's Day Date
Tuesday Feb 12 2019
Riddle me this, Romeo. How do you show your sweetheart a good time beyond dinner reservations at your usual spot? The answer to this puzzle—A Great Escape Utah. It’s your chance to escape the ordinary Valentine’s Day date and unlock the secret to a truly memorable experience.    Choose from one of ...

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The Ultimate Valentine's Date Awaits at Gardner Village
Tuesday Feb 5 2019
Want to feel like Cinderalla or her Cinderfella this Valentine’s Day? No need to contact your fairy godmother or seek a giant pumpkin in the off season. Gardner Village has you covered with a romantic carriage ride, a delicious three-course dinner for two, decadent chocolate covered strawberries, and some of the ...

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Take a Class at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jan 23 2019
Is “try something new” a 2019 goal you hope to achieve? There’s something very rewarding about stretching yourself, especially when it includes creative play. Gardner Village offers a full course catalog of creative class options. From chocolate sweetness and fairy gardens to fabric art and flower arranging, there are many artistic ...

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A Special Farewell to the Face Behind So Many Village Faces
Wednesday Jan 9 2019
You never know what a day of shopping at Gardner Village will get you. For Careen Densley, it got her a 22-year career that she’s loved beyond measure.    “I was shopping at Metal Merchant, a former store here at The Village,” Careen recalled. “Another customer asked my opinion on something, so ...

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Have Your-ELF a Merry Little Christmas
Monday Dec 24 2018
As the Gardner Village elves prepare to welcome THE Jolly Old Man himself, we want to pause and wish you and yours a merry and bright holiday season.  Whether you're rocking around the Christmas... uh, water wheel?... or you're quietly reflecting on what this season means to you, we hope your heart ...

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Mystique Dining at Gardner Village
Wednesday Nov 7 2018
Halloween may be over, but there is still magic in the air at Gardner Village. Introducing… Mystique Dining at Gardner Village!  This exciting outing proves you don’t need a magic wand to experience an enchanting night out. It’s as if they’ve tossed some family fun and a little Las Vegas ambience into a ...

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Make a Witch Craft
Tuesday Oct 23 2018
It’s no secret, witches love crafts. With access to fabric, yarn, paint, and more, the Gardner Village witches can often be found getting their witch-craft on. Now’s your time to join them! Whether you’re looking for a new hobby to take on or you simply want a Halloween worthy project ...

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A Unique Way to Experience Pioneer Day
Wednesday Jul 11 2018
Every day is Pioneer Day at Gardner Village. After all, in 1853, one of the original Utah Mormon pioneers, Archibald Gardner, built the mill that currently sits at the heart of The Village. What was once an industrious flour mill in Utah is now home to Archibald’s Restaurant and CF Home. The ...

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Do more than celebrate our history, experience it!
Thursday Jun 28 2018
It’s no secret Gardner Village values our history and preserving the past. Much time and energy went into relocating the old buildings that now call The Village home. Seeing the sampling of Utah history in one spot is special!    The focus is easily on the structures, but the look back in ...

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Experience a History Lesson and a Fun Family Outing
Wednesday Jun 27 2018
Calling all history buffs (and families looking for something unusual, free, and fun to do this summer!). School may be out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your kiddos an undercover history lesson, disguised as a day of play. Take a trip through Utah’s history with the newly-updated Gardner ...

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Create a DIY Fairy Garden
Wednesday Jun 6 2018
With school ending, you might be wondering what you can do with your kiddos or grandkiddos this summer. Let Gardner Village inspire you and make a fairy garden. Children and adults alike will adore this magical activity and the end result is such fun! Here are a few tips to ...

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Introducing A Great Escape, NEW At Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 11 2018
Think you have what it takes to escape?!  “I’m obsessed with mystery shows, and this was like experiencing one in real life!” Bailey Martin exclaimed as she and her Stansbury High friends escaped with just two minutes to spare. They were the first group to successfully complete Malcolm’s Missing Millions room, ...

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Easter Hoppenings at Gardner Village
Wednesday Mar 14 2018
Easter’s a hoppenin' thing at Gardner Village. From fancy children’s frocks, darling decor, and tasty treats to photo ops, Easter brunch, and more, your hunt for a one-stop Easter spot is over.  Holiday Prep From decorating your house to dressing your egg hunters, you’ll find fresh ideas in bloom at The Village.  Easter ...

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Make it a Valentine's Date to Remember
Wednesday Feb 7 2018
If it’s miles and miles of heart you seek, Gardner Village is on the beat. From a truly original date destination to your spot for heartfelt gifts and home decor, this spot is red hot!    A Valentine’s Date to Remember Why settle for ordinary dining this Valentine’s Day or weekend when you can ...

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A Link to the Past: Archibald Gardner's Granddaughter
Tuesday Jan 9 2018
“Archibald Gardner, the mill builder, was known as the poor man’s friend.” Ruth Widdison Dawson read these words with great pride in her voice. “God never placed a truer man on earth. A sturdy oak standing alone in the field. A giant among men.” She was reading from The Life ...

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From Our Hearts
Wednesday Dec 20 2017
Before our elves roll out for another all-important night of magic up north, we want to thank you for the magic made right here this year. You’ve made 2017 one to remember! From our fancy fairy friends to those wacky witches to every enchanting elf, we’ve loved creating year-round memories with you and being a part ...

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The Elves Have Upped Their Game
Wednesday Dec 6 2017
The moment of truth has arrived. Does your name fall on the Naughty list or did you make Nice during 2017?    Now’s your chance to put in a good word with the big man up north. The elves have set up camp for another year at Gardner Village.   Think you’re an elf-spotting ...

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From a Tiny Newspaper Ad Came Utah's Time Capsule
Tuesday Aug 15 2017
Gardner Village wasn’t always the "village" you see today. There was a time it was an old flour mill, sitting on otherwise open land.    It took founder Nancy Long’s vision, much hard work, and even a small newspaper ad to make The Village what it is today. Yes, a classified! This ...

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10 Tips to Give Your Home
Tuesday Aug 1 2017
Throw that confetti. Twirl that baton. One of the most highly-anticipated parades of the year is in town—the Salt Lake Parade of Homes! And CF Home Furniture & Design at Gardner Village is on parade throughout one of the gorgeous dwellings.  On the parade route, you’ll find this awesome abode!    Inside, items from ...

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Celebrate Pioneer Day with a Step Back in Time
Tuesday Jul 11 2017
July is an extra special month in Utah. Not only do we celebrate our independence as a nation, but we also honor our state’s unique history. At Gardner Village, we’re all for shouting hip-hip-hooray on July 24th in celebration of our pioneer heritage. After all, we have one of the original ...

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Paint the Town FUN this Summer!
Tuesday Jun 27 2017
Step inside this happy Gardner Village shop, and you'll not only discover gorgeous art and home decor...   You just might discover your own creative potential! You see, beyond being a store where you can add pretty pieces to your life, many of which were made by local artists, The Art Cottage is also ...

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The Team Behind Gardner Village Beauty
Tuesday Jun 13 2017
Q: How many people does it take to change the lightbulbs at Gardner Village? A: With tens of thousands of bulbs outside alone, you’d think it would take an army, but the reality is it’s a small crew of talented people who keeps The Village looking lovely.    Say hello to the Property ...

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Hippity Hoppity, Easter's On Its Way!
Tuesday Apr 4 2017
There’s an extra dose of magic in the air at Gardner Village in the springtime. Flowers are in bloom. The sun is shining. And it simply feels SO good to be outside again, enjoying the fresh air! So it’s no wonder the Easter Bunny loves to hop in as he prepares ...

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Love is in the Air at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jan 31 2017
From horse-drawn carriages to handmade sweets for your sweetheart, you’re sure to find the perfect way to say “I love you” to anyone important in your life. Here are 7 fun ways to celebrate the season of amore at Gardner Village!    1. Cottage Retreat Spa & Salon Nothing says love like giving your beloved ...

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Gardner Village Wishes You & Yours the Happiest of Holidays!
Tuesday Dec 13 2016
Alas, it's time for our sweet elves to pack up for another year. The chocolate bars are loaded and the Christmas gear is packed. It's time for them to return home to the big man up north. Before they go, they want you to know how much they loved seeing ...

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Top Ten Christmas Eve Traditions
Tuesday Dec 13 2016
Christmas Eve and traditions go together like milk and sugar cookies for Mr. C! Whether you’ve already established a special activity you do every year or are still looking for a fun idea to put into place annually, Gardner Village is here to help you make it memorable. Consider this ...

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Archibald's Restaurant: Your NEW Hot Spot for Holiday Parties (and everyday gatherings)
Sunday Dec 4 2016
Looking for a memorable place to host your next holiday shindig? How does a brand new (yet still historic!), beautifully designed, unique-to-Utah space sound? Pretty nice, right? Oh, did I mention the space is FREE to reserve? That’s right! During December, you can book any of the events spaces inside ...

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Have Your ELF a Merry Little Christmas! (The elves are back!)
Tuesday Nov 22 2016
Woot! Do you hear that? Listen carefully. I think it’s the sound of a train whistle blowing in the distance. Or maybe it’s sleigh bells I hear. It must be one or the other, because the Gardner Village Elves are back in town for Christmas 2016! Wanting to get a jump ...

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Table Talk: 10 Tips for Setting a Striking Thanksgiving Table
Tuesday Nov 8 2016
Let’s talk tables. This month, the table serves a key role in our celebrating. It’s the place we gather with those we love to give thanks and enjoy a bounty of blessings. Being such a prominent ingredient in our Thanksgiving celebrating, it’s no wonder we want it to look gorgeous. ...

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A Sneak Peek of Big Things to Come at Gardner Village
Wednesday Sep 14 2016
Today, we’re in for a very cool treat! Two special guests are here to give us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the future of Gardner Village. There have been some big things in the works over the past several months that actually began several years ago. Join Gardner Village co-owner, ...

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Your Guided Tour of Gardner Village Social Media
Wednesday Aug 17 2016
If you’ve visited our website, you’ve probably seen this: It’s an invitation to stay connected with us online through our various social media channels. These symbols are far from foreign these days, but what do they actually mean where Gardner Village is concerned? Let’s find out! Consider this your key—both an ...

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Happy Pioneer Day: Utah History at Gardner Village
Tuesday Jul 19 2016
This Pioneer Day, we pause to remember one of Utah's original pioneers, Archibald Gardner. Not only is he a rich part of Gardner Village history but also state history. Gardner helped settle Utah in 1847 and later went on to open the first flour mill in West Jordan, Utah, in 1853. Gardner had ...

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Quick Project Idea from Pine Needles: Shower/Party Decor
Wednesday Mar 8 2017
Is a baby or wedding shower in  your future? Your friends at Pine Needles in Gardner Village have a quick decor idea to try. Dress up the entry window, space over the gift table, or another area of party focus with raindrops! This display, made by store owner Sandy Workman, brought a fresh feeling ...

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