LEHI -- Just in time for the summer solstice comes a festival honoring a perennially popular summer flower -- the rose.
Sixty-five varieties of the petaled flower are featured during the three-day Rose Festival running Thursday, June 21, through Saturday, June 23, in the gardens at Thanksgiving Point, 3900 N. Garden Drive. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
New this year, the festival falls on National Rose Day -- June 23 -- and includes gardening demonstrations, rose-themed children's crafts and activities, live entertainment and vendors.
Tours of the rose garden will be offered each day and include information on how to select roses, care for them and prune them. The garden has more than 900 rose bushes, including such popular varieties as Princess Diana, Betty Boop, Dick Clark, Voodoo and Chicago Peace.
The Disney film "Tangled" -- which features a magical flower -- will be screened at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the Waterfall Amphitheatre.
Admission to the gardens is $10 for adults and $6 for children; children younger than 2 are admitted free of charge.
For more information, call 801-768-2300 or visit www.thanksgivingpoint.org.