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Red Butte Garden

Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: 801-581-4747
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 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 that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture. 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.
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Salt Lake City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

One of America's last watersheds is a spectacular way to spend an afternoon or an evening at a summer conference. Check out the events available year round at this treasure.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this area....great to walk around to see the natural plants and they maintain this place to a tee.....great for pictures, very very peaceful....

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely place both for concerts in the summer and flowers and plants during the rest of the year. It is fun to walk around and see the sites.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Red Butte is beautiful, peaceful and a lovely overlook for the entire Salt Lake Valley. There are plenty of quiet spots for meditation whether walking or sitting. Get up off the valley floor and let your spirit soar.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For both residents and visitors, Red Butte Gardens is a treat to visit any time of year. Lovely pathways (paved and unpaved) wind through both planted gardens and natural hillsides. Special events all year are worth attending. Very well managed.

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Driggs, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Unbelievable. Surprised to see bulbs coming up in February! Who says there isn't Global Warming! Our friends in Salt Lake took us the the gardens and we were amazed!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Located in the east foothills of Salt Lake, near the university/research area, is this little oasis in the desert. Docents/curators are readily available to answer questions. Self guided or as a group. Cafe, should you wanna eat

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

While in the SLC area for Sundance festival, we stumbled on the Red Butte Garden on the campus of the U of U. It was incredibly beautiful spot even in the off season. The staff and the info given were exceptional. And best of all they honor the membership of your own local botanical gardens. Would highly recommend it as... More 

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utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've been going to this garden for years. It's a little pricey but take a lunch a spend the afternoon. Great kids garden. nice little spots along the way to sit and relax.

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st louis MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I enjoyed a couple walks at Red Butte Garden on a recent visit to Salt Lake City. Even with most of the garden covered with snow, there were some lovely views of the mountains and down into the valley. It was great to be outside and enjoy a little hiking. My Missouri Botanical Garden card covered the admission.

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