Red Hills Desert Garden
This amazing, nearly 5-acre interactive desert garden is so new, even many locals don’t yet know about it. Located at 375 E. Red Hills Parkway, on the hill overlooking St. George, the Red Hills Desert Garden “promotes the education and research of conservation as well as serving as an outdoor social and recreational amenity for public enjoyment,” states Karry Rathje, Public Information Manager for the Washington County Water Conservancy District.
Every visitor to the garden is certain to enjoy the firsthand experience of learning about plants and irrigation in the desert, including the chance to see the endangered Mojave desert tortoise and and a replica slot canyon leading to an 1150-foot stream meandering through the beautiful landscape and stocked with some of the rarest fish species on earth. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite for these amazing encounters, the Red Hills Desert Garden also has some exciting surprises for dinosaur lovers. Visitors will find a variety of unique fossil tracks made by the 20’ long Dilophosaurus, the 10’ long Megapnosaurus and the 25’ tall Scutellosaurus all which roamed the area approximately 200 million years ago.
If fish, dinosaurs or desert tortoises are not your thing, the garden also includes what most gardens are expected to include … flowers! More than 170 beautiful and water smart specimens are making the desert “blossom as the rose” and will delight visitors to the area as well as inspire local residents looking for landscape ideas to cut back on water usage.
Whether its history, 360-degee vistas, or Utah’s one-and-only interactive desert garden, Southern Utah has it all. Register today for a week or a month at St. George Vacation Resort Rentals to enjoy all St. George, Utah has to offer.