Gilgal Garden

Mel and I took a quick trip back to Utah a couple months ago and we made sure to fit in a trip to my favorite Salt Lake City attraction, the wonderfully unique and quirky Gilgal Garden.

I love the bizarre intersection between art and faith in this park, and the unique connection to Mormonism.

Gilgal Garden Entrance

My favorite part of the garden is always the Joseph Smith Sphinx. I’m sure there is some symbolism in this sculpture that I have never bothered to familiarize myself with, but I just love the bizarro statue.

KP cozies up to the Joseph Smith Sphinx at Gilgal Garden.

KP loved it, too.

KP at Gilgal Garden.
KP taking a set-down at Gilgal Garden.

Here are a few of the intriguing sights to see at Gilgal Garden:

Weird stuff at Gilgal Garden.


It’s like this little person is in a little house or something.


A stack of giant stone books at Gilgal Garden.


Stone heart at Gilgal Garden.

I always love the stone grasshopper, too.

Dismemberment at Gilgal Garden.

I always love this depiction of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream that I always refer to as “Dismemberment Garden”.

Dismemberment, lol.


Stone body parts strewn about at Gilgal Garden.

If you’re ever in Salt Lake City and need to kill an hour near downtown, I can’t recommend enough that you check out Gilgal Garden. Any fans of the garden out there?

3 thoughts on “Gilgal Garden”

  1. I went to the garden for the first time last June and it was more amazing than the pictures could tell. It is just other-worldly. There are so many details that I think you could spend days in there and not see them all.

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