Fodor's Expert Review Ogden Botanical Gardens
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This tranquil 11-acre urban oasis set along the Ogden River Parkway is operated by the University of Utah and contains a series of themed gardens—rose, Oriental, water conservation, edible, cottage—connected by a network of meandering paths, some of which flank the river. One garden has been designed for people with mobility challenges, and an arboretum features trees that are ideal for planting beneath powerlines, as they never exceed 25 feet in height. On warm days, the conifer garden is a fragrant spot offering plenty of shade. There are also attractive picnic areas and lawns that invite relaxing.