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Red Butte Garden

300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801-581-4747
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Type: Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice collection of gardens. Start off with a complimentary tram tour that will give you an overview of the gardens. We will have to return some time to enjoy the hiking trails. Allow a couple of hours to stroll the grounds.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Didn't realize they had so many trails there. I could have spent a whole day hiking around. Wish they had a little cafe and coffee shop there. They seemed to have a lot of activities going on there. They had music and what looked like camp out going on when we were there

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are a photographer then you will go crazy over this place. I would guess this is an awesome place for wedding photography. Take a date here and you'll have a nice stroll for a couple hours. Definitely bring a camera...a good camera, not your iPhone camera. Don't go in the middle of the day, it's outdoors and there... More

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alpharetta
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

very nice garden. Tastefully laid out and beautiful little subgardens for herbs etc and a rose garden. Only thing it lacks is a japanese garden and then it would be perfect. Beautifully done and well worth a 1-2 hour visit which was more time than I have. You can call the garden about the evening's performance in the amphitheater next... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love Red Butte Gardens. My favorite garden is the herb garden. It has so many different types of plants that have been used by humans for different purposes. The kids gardens are also really well done. It was particularly lush when I went in May, everything was in bloom it seemed. This is free if you are a U... More

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Outer Banks, NC
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191 reviews 191 reviews
44 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This seems to be a relatively new garden and they have lots of room to grow. The plantings were wonderful and we spent several hours wandering through and taking pictures.

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Saratoga WY
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84 reviews 84 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hands down, the best botanical garden I have visited. Huge variety of settings. If you want to see it all with a guide, check the schedule, as golf cart/excellent docents are available. There are also concerts in an outdoor theater, so check the internet for their scheduling, too.

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Murray, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've lived in Utah all my life and had never been to Red Butte before, mostly because I wasn't exactly sure were it was. I finally found it and it is incredible. Be prepared for a bit of an incline but there are benches and swings all over if you get tired.The gardens are amazing and just go on and... More

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RedButteGarden, Public Relations Manager at Red Butte Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and your review of Red Butte Garden - Utah's Botanical Garden! We wanted to make sure you know that Red Butte Garden offers many Free events and free days thanks to the Zoo, Arts and Parks Program (ZAP). We also offer half-price admission in November, January, and February. If you decide to come more than once... More

Hailey, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I loved touring the garden, and hiking a portion of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. I love that it is so dog-friendly. This place is a treasure.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I took my mom here last month, and immediately regretted the 11 years I DIDN'T visit. What a lovely place, and a wonderful escape from the city, yet so close! The walking paths are beautifully laid out. As a relatively new homeowner who is just starting to plant and garden, I really appreciated the signs indicating level of water tolerance... More

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