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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, Outdoors
Owner description: Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I lived in Salt Lake City for 35 years and visited this gardens a few times. It has "seasons" with different flowers at each one. It's nice to just walk around in and take in the awesomeness of the area. I believe they have a restaurant there, but not totally sure.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Red Butte Garden at the mouth of (surprise, surprise!) Red Butte Canyon on SL City/SL Valley's mid-east side directly "behind" (east) of the Univ. of Utah is not expansive or overly developed, but is a very nice place to walk; rest; attend one of the great "small venue" outdoor concerts by nationally-known entertainers; check out (or seriously study) mid-elevation Rocky... More 

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Florence, AL
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stopped by here on our way to Portland, Oregon on a cool October afternoon and the garden was amazing. I have visited a lot of gardens in my lifetime and I would have to rank this as one of the best. It seemed to be meticulously maintained. Most all the plants were labeled and the fall color was absolutely... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I think this place would be nice in the summer, but I cannot figure out why they charge full price ($10 for adults) in November. 85% of plants were trimmed back; they should have told us before we entered.

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St Paul, MN
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were fortunate - a third grade class was on field trip and we tagged along. Tonya Parker, director of Education, was explaining all the exhibits, pictures, etc. so wonderfully that the students as well as us received an amazing understanding of the culture. She was delightful as were all the employees in the museum. Highly recommended.

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Salt Lake City
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've been a contributing member here since 1994. It's inexpensive given the access to the gardens, trails, classes, etc... You also have the Red Butte Concert Series every year, which is hard to beat.

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Houston, TX
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited in the fall, which means a lot of the blooming plants were past their prime, but still very pretty. Paths through the garden provide a easy walk.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We happened to visit this garden on a spectacular day! We were impressed and thoroughly enjoyed our walk throughout each area. We were able to take a short hike up a dirt pathway for a great view of the surrounding mountains. This was one of our favorite attractions in Salt Lake City.

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San Jose, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I highly recommend this garden! It was just lovely, full of wonderful plants, well tended, and just a super place to walk. It's also appropriate for children. I'd return in a heartbeat!

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Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We hadn't been to Red Butte since it opened and it is truly unbelievable how much it has grown and how totally beautiful it is. We went in October, and were fortunate with the weather. The Garden was still lovely, there were plants still flowering, it is an oasis in a cosmopolitan city. There are also links to easy hikes... More 

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