As their name implies, hanging gardens are lush assemblages of plants found in association with small seeps or springs and usually located in shady cliff recesses well above ground level. Hanging gardens contain a distinctive flora of ferns, orchids, colorful monkeyflowers and primroses, and other wetland plants that are not typically associated with desert climates. These unique ecological systems are rare in the southwest but relatively frequent at several sites within Zion Canyon in Zion National Park. We will take folks to explore several of the hanging gardens of Zion, focusing on the natural history of the plant species and their adaptations to desert life. Limited to 10 participants.
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Hanging Gardens of Zion
June 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm- $60
When in St. George
Stop by our Tourism Office & Visitor Center for information on St. George, Zion National Park, and other attractions. It’s the perfect first stop for visitors to the area to discover something new, ask questions and pick up materials.
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
20 North Main Street, Suite 105,
St. George, UT 84770