Secret gardens filled with colorful blooms and wild desert plants are always a gem when you find them, and this place is sure to fill you with magical wonder. The Red Hills Desert Garden in Utah is a plant and wildlife refuge that looks like a zen oasis. You can wander and explore this gorgeous spot while feeling like you discovered a hidden paradise.

If you've been craving a plant safari outside of your local nursery, this spot is for you.

Red Hills Desert Garden in Saint George, Utah, is a conservation area dedicated to preserving the magical flora and fauna, as well as a plethora of fish species.

You can visit this beautiful park for free, and spend an afternoon exploring everything from pastel succulents to stunning blooms.

There are 5-acres of space to wander through, and you can lose yourself among the native desert plants or channel your inner zen watching the fish swim through jade streams.

The garden is open every day from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., so you have the whole day to immerse yourself in the natural wonders.

You can also find a human-made slot canyon that will transport you to the wilds of the state without stepping foot out of the park.

If you love the idea of discovering new places, you can also experience a little time travel by checking out the dinosaur tracks that are located within the property.

According to the garden's website, they are over 200 million years old. Talk about stepping back in time!

You will want to visit this wonderland over and over again to seek out all of the relaxing vibes.

Red Hills Desert Garden

Price: Free

Address: 375 Red Hills Pkwy., Saint George, UT

Why You Need To Go: You can relax among dreamy desert plants as you explore this secret garden full of wonders.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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