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Gilgal Gardens
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Friends of Gilgal
Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Salt Lake City (at 749 East 500 South) city lies a beautiful and peaceful garden that is hidden in what used to be a local sculptor's back yard.

Open to the public during daylight hours, Gilgal Gardens is the brain child of Thomas Child. He began the garden in 1945 which consumed most of his passion and money until his death in 1963.

Having had a successful career in masonry, Child endeavored to a create a peaceful place for meditation and relaxation by erecting monuments that would portray his deep-felt religions beliefs. He sculpted figures and objects which were later engraved with scriptures, poems and philosophical texts. Most of the stones used in the sculptures came from somewhere in Utah.

Through the generous efforts of the Friends of Gilgal, the land was purchased in 2000 to ensure the garden's preservation.

Backroads of Utah
by Theresa A. Husarik

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