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Red Butte Garden

300 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-585-0556
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The Garden offers something for everyone from children who want to explore to adults looking for landscape and planting ideas. You might enjoy taking a class, packing a picnic, attending a concert or hiking. Red Butte Garden is open year-round with plant interest and events during every season. Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With 100 acres including display and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West. New four-acre garden opens May 2017 highlighting: see, grow, save H2o.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
300 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-585-0556
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Red Butte Garden is just across the road from the Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City. You could make a day of visiting the museum and then the garden. When I visited the second week in June, the roses were in full bloom; so...More

Thank esaneske4god
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The park is nicely set-up, requests a steep entrance fee and would normally probably offer a quiet visit with many locations and benches to enjoy. Just not this day. There was a band sound testing on the stage ALL afternoon and repeatedly. Do no chance...More

Thank Bart M
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I went here to spend some relaxing down time. We really enjoyed walking through the different themed areas. We really enjoyed the Medicinal Garden, Every plant has a description of what it can be used for to in medicine. The Rose Garden...More

Thank tf1965
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were going to the Natural History Museum of Utah when we spied Red Butte Garden. It offers military discount and once we began we were incredibly impressed. The layout and variety of flowers and plants was extremely impressive. A total surprise!

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a wonderful experience. We even witnessed a wedding in one of the gardens--so beautiful. My favorite area was the rose garden--the gorgeous colors and fragrance was just magical!! Highly recommend!

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Situated east of Salt Lake City there is good access to this garden and when you arrive there is adequate parking. There is no coffee shop or restaurant on site so visit the adjacent museum if you need refreshment. Be aware that when we went...More

Thank johncb7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those low key places in Salt Lake where you can count on beauty abounding-at every time of the year.Don't overlook the gift shop as it has some pretty unique items.

Thank JanChristensen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacular garden near the university and next to the natural history museum slightly out of town. Go to both!

Thank NewYorkWendy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to my cousins wedding reception here. Was a great place with the garden in the background . The room where the reception was was beautiful with a wall of growing plants.

Thank NipomoMike43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another SLC treasure! This is the best place to get ideas for your own garden...to take photos that will inspire you on dreary days...and to even learn a bit about the medicinal properties or historical origins of plants that you may have once taken for...More

Thank dianaelms
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How long should we plan to spend here?
12 June 2017|
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Response from Tiffany A | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I agree with others who have answered. A few hours would give you ample time to see the garden. The garden is designed with lovely curved pathways that allow people to either meander slowly, take a tram tour, or pick... More
Jordan T
What time do people generally start lining up to get into the sold out concerts?
24 August 2016|
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Response from MIcampgirl | Reviewed this property |
I went in the vendor gate so the line wasnt as long, but I saw people at the other gate about an hour before it opened. There isnt a bad spot in the house, though.
Crystal A
Is there a cafe or any food on site?
2 March 2016|
Response from RedButteGarden | Property representative |
Our gift shop has iced coffee in bottles, coca cola products and candy bars and nut/raisin/chocolate mix snacks. Next door to Red Butte Garden is a cafe. At the bottom of Wakara Way is a Corner Bakery.