10 Reasons to Visit Utah’s Historic Gardner Village


If you’ve never visited Utah’s charming and historic Gardner Village, there are many reasons why you should. Here are ten of them to start you readying yourself for a day of shopping fun or a community event.

Reason One – Throw a Party

Gardner Village is a great spot for any special event, whether it’s a wedding reception, a family reunion, a birthday party, or a meeting event. We have four different venues for you to select as the perfect spot to celebrate or meet up. These include:

  • The Cottage – a cozy wood cabin setting for smaller events
  • Archibald’s Restaurant – six banquet rooms to choose from, all located in a historic flour mill for 20 to 70 guests
  • Mill Plaza – outdoors and next to the historic mill, this beautiful space can hold up to 300 guests
  • The Gathering Place – for the largest gatherings, this space can hold up to 400 

Reason Two – Take a Walk

You’ll love simply walking along our charming brick-lined paths, pausing under covered bridges, or taking in bucolic water features. Browse our locally owned shops, or simply enjoy the natural setting with the historic Gardner Mill and Silo as the backdrop of your walk.

Reason Three – Learn Something Sweet

There’s always something new to discover and learn about at Gardner Village. Learn to dip chocolate, pull salt water taffy, and satisfy your sweet tooth  at the Chocolate Covered Wagon, with classes for all ages January through August.

Reason Four – Put Some Art in Your Life

Take art classes at The Art Cottage. Whether you’d like to learn to draw or paint, there’s a class for that. You’ll also find art camps for kids, and birthday art parties are available.

Reason Five – Sew Up Some Fun

Learn to knit or crochet at the Willow Hill Yarn Company. Whether you’d like to knit a sweater or make new friends who share your interests, sign up!

Reason Six – Get Things Blooming

Learn flower arranging at Simply Flowers, where workshops will teach you the ins and outs of beautifully curated blooms.

Reason Seven – Shop at Locally Owned Stores 

Check out the modern farmhouse style of CF Home Furniture & Design, the home decor fashions of Down to Earth, new bedding and quilts as Layers Bedding, unique gift items at Lulu’s Boutique, and childrens attire at Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique. Shop for and explore new furnishings, decor, clothing, and so much more – you’ll love the locally owned stores at Gardner Village. 

Reason Eight – Celebrate a Birthday or Liven Up Your Date Night

At Gardner Village there are so many ways to celebrate. Enjoy a chocolate dipping party for you or your kids at Chocolate Covered Wagon. Have a Paint Night with your friends or throw a birthday party at The Art Cottage. There are pony and petting zoo parties for children at The Farm, where rescue animals thrive. From Escape Room parties at Great Escape to a magical dining experience at Mystique Dining or another magical celebration watching top magicians perform their craft at The Prestige, get ready to party it up!

Reason Nine – Delightful Dining

No matter what type of dining experience you want, you’re sure to find something delicious at Gardner Village. There’s fine dining with real flair at Mystique, sandwiches and sweet treats at Happy Camper Deli and Bakery, a wide range of family favorites at Archibald’s Restaurant in an historic mill setting, specialty drinks and appetizers to go with the magic at Prestige. Abracadabra – your food wish is granted!

Reason Ten – Have an Experience

Whatever type of experience you’re craving, you’re likely to find it at Gardner Village. Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating spa day at Soulstice Day Spa and Salon, or test your skills at escaping with a challenging and fun game at The Escape Room. Whether you’d like to pet a soft lamb at The Farm for rescue animals, enjoy the fascinating trains ready to roll at The Train Shoppe, or schedule a session of picture-perfect photography at Camera Shy Photography, your experience is waiting.
Gardner Village is located in West Jordan and offers a wide array of exciting and fun shopping, dining, learning programs, and fun experiences nestled around the historic Gardner Mill & Silo.