Vacant lot gets new life as native garden

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A once-vacant lot in Salt Lake's Avenues is now a lush native garden for everyone to enjoy. Mayor Ralph Becker helped open the new Greater Avenues Conservation Garden Wednesday morning.

Vacant lot gets new life as native garden

It took three years to transform the empty city lot at 11th Avenue and Terrace Hills Drive into a garden. City officials say it's not only beautiful, but natural and native to Utah as well.

"It was really important to us to kind of show what a typical landscape here in Utah [is] and show the community what they can grow in their own yards as well," said landscape architect Jamie Tsandes.

Officials say the community can visit the garden to learn how to plant their own water wise landscapes as well.

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