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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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San Diego, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

These gardens are well established and the interesting plantings will have you repeatedly stopping in your tracks. I especially enjoy the herb gardens and the open space trail system behind the gardens. If you do the latter bring good walking shoes and water. If you live here, get a membership! It's not expensive and gives you unlimited access year round,... More

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Exile in Utah
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Certainly the grounds are pretty and very interesting with the native plants, but the outdoor amphitheater is my favorite part. The concert series often has interesting and varied talent. You can't beat the views of the stage from any part of the venue. Concessions are a bit pricey, but you can bring your own cooler and refreshments. Be sure to... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The garden has a lot of variety - something for everyone. The concert series is fabulous, we've been both to some big name shows and to the free family shows (Free after admission to the garden).

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Dallas, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful gardens! Some area are formal gardens, but much is lovely paths that meander through forest like areas with little hide-aways sitting back in the trees, just waiting for you to read a book, eat a lunch or just sit and listen to the birds. Wonderful place!

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las vegas, nv.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A beautiful, peaceful, and well maintained garden area near the University of Utah campus...about two hours or so was spent at this location and if not for wanting to visit the Museum of Natural History next door we could have spent at least two more...they do have summer concerts with some very good bands, check the schedule for more info...glad... More

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PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited the Red Butte Gardens and had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed the variety of gardens, including the herb garden, children's garden, and rose garden. Also took a walk into the native garden area above the gardens and through the canyon. The garden is a pleasant place to relax and there are wonderful views of downtown SLC.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

During a brief stay in Salt Lake City recently enjoyed a visit to the garden. Spent several hours touring the gardens and it was a very pleasant and peaceful experience. Loved the design and appreciated how lush the gardens were. A very nice gift shop, too. Definitely the highlight of our visit to SLC. Suggest that you wear good walking... More

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A great location, easy parking and accessibility. So much thought, design, care and attention. Just had the best time to walk and enjoy the sounds, smells, textures and colors. Children will just adore the Children's garden and ability to explore, touch, see and learn. Others will just embrace the whole ambiance as you walk around. I walked the longest hike... More

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midwest
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47 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Although we found the map confusing, there were specimen plantings everywhere. Tour guides (free) drove around the garden and would pick you up and take you to a part of the garden you wanted to see if walking was a problem or time was short. The only disappointment for me was the rose garden. Although there were many, many bushes,... More

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Venice, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Loved the private areas all over off the trails where you could have a nice picnic, and all the water fountains interspersed. You could easily spend a day here. They have amazing programs in the summer, looking forward to some of them.

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