Garden tours tell stories of Temple Square

By Lucy Schouten

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, July 5 2013 11:35 a.m. MDT

"The pioneers dropped their fine furniture and even their blankets on the way here, but they sewed seeds into their skirts," Sister Augenstein explained. "One of the reasons I love being a garden guide is because we're talking about the very essence of life."

The plaza tours begin at 11 a.m. on weekdays in the Church Office Building lobby. Another tour begins on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. A Sunday tour meets at the Temple Square east gate at 10:30 a.m. The conference center rooftop tour guides can be found at 10 a.m. weekdays by door 15. Garden tours are available at other times by reservation at 1-801-240-5916.

Lucy Schouten is an Arizona native studying journalism and Middle Eastern studies at Brigham Young University. Contact her at

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