Welcome to Red Hills Desert Garden, Utah’s first desert conservation garden! Sitting just above the Red Hills Parkway in St. George, this 5-acre garden is a feat of nature and engineering, home to a plethora of water-efficient plants, native and endangered fish species, and a replica slot canyon. Red Hills Desert Garden is the perfect place to explore Utah’s unique desert beauty, experience the joys of nature, and learn about the history of the land.

Red Hills Desert Garden was created as part of a collaboration between the Washington County Water Conservancy District, the City of St. George, and the Virgin River Program. Since its opening in the Spring of 2015, thousands of visitors have explored the garden’s meandering trails and admired its stunning views of the city and nearby mountains.

The garden is home to over 5,000 water-efficient plants, including native and endangered species, as well as a 1,150-foot stream stocked with rare fish. You can also explore a replica slot canyon and discover ancient dinosaur tracks dating back 200 million years! Other activities include educational classes and workshops, visiting the neighboring tortoise reserve, and hopping over the stream.

If you’re looking for a fun, educational day out in nature, here are some of the top things to do and see at Red Hills Desert Garden:

• Discover over 5,000 water-efficient plants

• Experience the colors and textures of desert landscapes

• Learn about irrigation systems and proper watering techniques

• See rare and endangered fish species

• Walk, run, or skip on meandering trails

• Explore the replica slot canyon

• Hop over the stream

• Search for prehistoric tracks

• Visit the neighboring tortoise reserve

• Admire panoramic city and mountain views

• Relax on a bench swing

• Enjoy nature

• Have fun!

At Red Hills Desert Garden, you can explore the wonders of the desert, learn about its history, and participate in educational activities. Admission is free and the garden is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm. So come experience the beauty of Utah’s first desert conservation garden and make some unforgettable memories!

St George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm