We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red Butte Garden

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: 801-581-4747
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 331 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 233
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Unespected great discovery

Stayed at the Marriott down the street and noticed the signs to the garden. We had some time to kill and decided to take a look. Great decision! Excellent venue with a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
DGVTrav
,
Jacksonville, Florida

Similar Things to Do in Salt Lake City

Add Photo Write a Review

331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Stayed at the Marriott down the street and noticed the signs to the garden. We had some time to kill and decided to take a look. Great decision! Excellent venue with a great diversity of local plants. Very well laid out and we wished we had more time to return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy
Level Contributor
149 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Red Butte Gardens are so beautiful!!!! Put on your walking shoes or ride a tram. There is a lot of area to cover. All different types of trees and plants to see that are just awesome!!!! The gardens are well kept and always a delight to visit. Great place to bring folks from out of town. They hold concerts... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Slc
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The setting, overlooking the Salt Lake Valley and the Great Salt Lake enhances the quiet and beauty of the gardens. The fall and spring are especially colorful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Level Contributor
52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Gardens are beautiful and they have the best concerts. If you need a pretty place for Bridals, come here...except watch out for the sprinklers, I was a bit wet during my shoot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santee, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous. There are a few trails to look and smell different flowers, trees, and plants. We spent about two hours milling around and taking photos. It's quite beautiful and peaceful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I'm a fan of getting to spend some time outdoors traveling, and Red Butte Gardens offered some beautiful, varied plant life with an outstanding view of Salt Lake City. A number of connected areas play off of a variety of themes, both native and imported to the region. The main center wasn't really anything to write home about, but it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westminster, Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the view from the parking lot over the city of Salt Lake. The flowers were wonderful, and the place is large enough, so you can wander without constantly meeting other people. There are many varied exhibits and spaces. It is very popular for weddings. (We visited on a Saturday, they were setting up for at least 3.) There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stow, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

First class botanical garden. I try to go there every time I'm in Salt Lake City. In the summer make sure you go early in the day to avoid the heat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Take a quick tour around the gardens to get a feel for the full scope of the place, then return to your favorite spot. On a summer day in the upper 90's we found a cool oasis of shade.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Lovely garden set on a steep hill. Not in the same league as the Brooklyn botanic gardens or Buchart Gardens in Victoria, but worth 1-2 hours if gardening is your hobby.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Red Butte Garden also viewed

 

Been to Red Butte Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Red Butte Garden

Address: Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Phone Number: 801-581-4747
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Red Butte Garden and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Lancaster, California

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Red Butte Garden staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?