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Thanksgiving Point to open garden

New visitor center also is opening this Saturday

LEHI — Thanksgiving Point will open its 55-acre Thanksgiving Garden for the 2001 Season Saturday, March 31. A Grand Opening Celebration will be held Saturday, April 21.

The Thanksgiving Garden and Children's Discovery Garden will be open every Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to sunset. The garden season runs through October.

This past fall, gardeners planted more than 200,000 spring bulbs including tulips, narcissus, crocus, Dutch iris, anemones, muscari, fritillaria, allium, pansies, English daisies, wall flowers and ranunculus.

The recently completed visitor center at Thanksgiving Point Gardens will also open March 31. The new center is home to the Trellis Cafe, Garden Gate Gift Shop, and the Thanksgiving Point Education Department. The ticket office, orientation room, educational classrooms and Garden Room Reception Center are also located at the visitor center.

The 55-acres of gardens include a Monet garden, a formal English rose garden, a secret garden, a fragrance garden, an Italian water garden, a butterfly garden, a French parterre garden and the largest man-made waterfall in North America.

The Children's Discovery Garden includes a replica of Noah's ark, an education display of environmental life, and a large garden railway system with more than a mile of track for the 20 model trains to navigate.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. This price includes admission to both gardens. Admission to just the Children's Garden is $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information on the gardens and Thanksgiving Point, call 801-798-2300.