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Christmas Traditions from Around the World with Wanderlust
Wednesday Dec 8 2021
Grab your passport. We’re about to take a trip around the world in something even better than first class… Santa’s sleigh! This global journey is thanks to the talented traveler-turned-shop-owner behind Wanderlust, Courtney. She opened Wanterlust after spending time crossing continents, falling in love with the various cultures, and wanting to ...

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Three ChristMust-Dos That are Good for the Soul
Wednesday Nov 24 2021
It’s official — the Santa hat is in position upon the water tower. Let the holiday season begin! Some may look at this as a time of added to-dos and over spending, which can feel overwhelming. To counter that, we thought we’d present you with a list of ChristMust-Dos that ...

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Small Businesses Bring BIG Magic to WitchFest
Wednesday Oct 6 2021
Looking for some brilliant Halloween decorating ideas? We’ve got you covered! How about some happy window shopping? Yup, we’ve got that too. Hop aboard our broomstick for a flight of fancy that’s as inspiring as it is FUN!   This time of year, much of our focus is on the enchantment of ...

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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 ...

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Grab Your Passports, Wanderlust is Now Open
Wednesday Jun 2 2021
Pack your bags and grab your passports! We’re about to embark on a trip around the world without even leaving the Salt Lake Valley. After its success as a Gardner Village pop-up shop, Wanderlust has permanently opened its doors for business!   Wanderlust gets its name from owner Courtney’s love of far-off ...

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10 Gift Ideas Guaranteed to Make Mom's Day
Wednesday May 5 2021
Every day feels like Mother’s Day at Gardner Village. Not only is the place to enjoy quality time as a family, it’s also Mom’s destination for all of her favorite things. From fashion and home items to beautiful flowers and tasty treats, this is your one stop for a huge ...

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Now Open: The Crystal Fairy at Gardner Village
Wednesday Apr 28 2021
Every spring, the Woodland Fairies call Gardner Village home. It’s an annual event that fills the air with sweet wonder (and a bit of fairy dust!). So it’s no wonder we’re thrilled to welcome our newest shop, The Crystal Fairy, which brings a year-round fairy feel to The Village!   You’ll find The ...

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A Seven Gables Birthday Celebration AND Your Chance to Sell Your Handcrafted Art
Wednesday Mar 3 2021
Seven Gables Mercantile has much to celebrate! After all, it’s quite a victory to open a store just days before a global pandemic brings life to a screeching halt and still find a way to make it to their one-year anniversary. Because of the timing of things, Seven Gables never got to ...

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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright
Wednesday Dec 23 2020
We’d be lying if we said we’re sad to see 2020 go. It hasn’t been the easiest of years, but there has been one BRIGHT silver lining... YOU! When we weren’t sure what the future would hold for our small, locally-owned shops, restaurants and event venues, you continued to show up. ...

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Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
Wednesday Dec 9 2020
Unless the Gardner Village elves spill the beans, we’ll likely never uncover the secret to Santa’s magical pack. (Just HOW does he fit everything in one dazzling duffle?!) Even without Santa's magic, you can create your own brand of gift-giving brilliance, thanks to Storybook Nook, Lulu’s Boutique, and Wanderlust at ...

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Unique Gifts for Stockings, Neighbors, Teachers, Friends... you get the idea
Wednesday Dec 18 2019
Are those stockings stuffed? The neighbors, gifted? You’ve got your coworkers covered, teachers taken care of, friends finished, etc, etc.? If the answer is yes, you can simply sit back and enjoy some delicious eye candy. If, like me, you’re nowhere near ready for Christmas to be just a week ...

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The Gardner Village Elves are Back in Town
Wednesday Nov 27 2019
Who needs a shelf when you have Gardner Village? It’s THE place for those elves to hang out this time of year.  The elves pulled in and set up camp last weekend, just in time for the Christmas season (and just ahead of the snowfall!).  Santa’s elves didn’t waste any time getting ...

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Spirited Shopping at Gardner Village
Wednesday Oct 2 2019
Did you know that the witches bring more than frogs and felines with them when they land at Gardner Village each year? They also load the shops with the latest and greatest in magical Halloween home decor, witch fashion, and more. Hop on your broomstick and join me for this quick ...

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What a Trip to Gardner Village Looks Like for YOU
Wednesday Jul 10 2019
Today, we’re handing the blog reins over to you. This is a look at what makes Gardner Village special to you. In your words, with your amazing photos, we'll take a tour of The Village. The following photos and captions come from recent visitors who’ve posted to Instagram using #gardnervillage. From ...

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A CF Home Store Remodel Means BIG Savings for You!
Wednesday Mar 27 2019
CF Home is undergoing a remodel. Gardner Village's three-story flagship store, located in the historic Gardner Mill, is closing off its lower shopping level (more on why that is in a min.). Because the store is losing some real estate, inventory needs to go. This means MAJOR markdowns on the lower level, including the complete line ...

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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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A Lesson on Back to School Fashion with Spoiled Rotten
Wednesday Aug 8 2018
Attention, class. Today’s lesson is on the 1,2,3s and ABCs of back-to-school shopping.  1: ONE LOVELY, LOCAL OPTION Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique carries unique clothing for babies, girls, boys, and tween/teen girls. And it’s right here at Gardner Village in the Salt Lake City area, so you can try things on, touch and ...

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Famous Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe
Tuesday Mar 13 2018
Looks like the luck o’ the Irish is on our side. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the talented chef behind Archibald’s Restaurant is giving us their famous recipe for fried GREEN tomatoes! Take it away, Rufo!  Step 1: Slice your tomatoes.  Great Green Fact: Green tomatoes are simply basic tomatoes that ...

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Meet Georgia Kendall, the Manager at Layers Beautiful Bedding
Tuesday Mar 6 2018
Meet Georgia Kendall, the manager at Layers Beautiful Bedding in Gardner Village. She’s been in this position for nearly four years, but her Village story began at birth. “As an employee, I still feel like a newbie in The Village,” Georgia explained. “People have worked here for so long. Some for more ...

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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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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 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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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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Gardner Village Welcomes The Art Cottage
Tuesday Aug 9 2016
It's always an exciting feeling when a new shop opens its doors in The Village. But when the shop is also a school, the fun levels really climb. Introducing... The Art Cottage! This sweet shop has so much to offer. Step inside, and you'll discover: 1. Bonnie Merrill, the shop's resident artist (and ...

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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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