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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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I am spoiled rotten because of this place. I hate going to other venues because they just aren't as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jillian S
Salt Lake City, Utah
Excellent outdoor music venue and botanical garden.

I have seen many excellent musical shows during the summer, Dweezil Zappa, Jason Isbell, Return To... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
300 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-585-0556
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Reviewed yesterday

I am spoiled rotten because of this place. I hate going to other venues because they just aren't as cool. This place is all outside and you can bring in whatever you want. Blankets and alcohol and everyone behaves like adults and has a good...More

Thank Jillian S
Reviewed yesterday

I have seen many excellent musical shows during the summer, Dweezil Zappa, Jason Isbell, Return To Forever, outside food and drink including beer/wine ARE allowed so pack a cooler.

Thank 515cliffordr
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful place. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk through the space is easy enough for most everyone. My grandchildren love this place.

Thank Marti A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic Gardens, Beautiful Venue, Very Well Maintained and Spotless. A series of different types of plantings in natural form.

Thank JosephfromNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful gardens nestled into the east bench of SLC up against the mountains. A small stream flows through to provide water features. Native plants galore. Occasional wildlife (mostly deer, rattlers...don't worry, they aren't aggressive). This trip is Not for flora indifferents.

Thank kurtt225
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really beautiful garden no matter what time of the year. We had visited the park in January with a little light snow on the ground. I would suggest bringing some hiking boots if you're going to visit this because in some places the...More

Thank yaroslav g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately the weather on the day we visited was heavy drizzle & overcast so we did not see the garden at its best but even so it was still impressive. There are paved paths & a few dirt tracks but mainly all areas are accessible...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden displays wonderful varieties of plantlife that is indiginous to the mountain deserts of the west.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every summer, Red Butte Garden hosts an intimate concert series in their beautiful outdoor amphitheater. The bands are phenomenal, the size of the venue is perfect, but what really takes the cake is that you can bring a picnic along- including food and beverages. The...More

Thank cartwright1658
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Hosted corporate event: majestic views, glorious botanicals, professional staff: Robin and Denise were great. Guitarist Soren Green was amazing. Culinary Crafts was delicious and very attentive. Could not ask for anything more. It was perfect.

Thank Pam S
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Amy O
23 January 2018|
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Response from 33franzf | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the season but Spring/Fall are my favorites. If considering Winter, late afternoon on a clear winter day would show some spectacular sights and sun-warmth.
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
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.