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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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Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The gardens are great but go see a show there, best venue in town! It's getting a bit pricey but well worth it. Variety of music second to none!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Since moving to Utah 8 years ago, this is one place that I seek for nature's beauty. Spring and fall never disappoint. Love the concert venue.

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The gardens are easily accessible from central Salt Lake City - either drive, or catch a tram ("tracks") to the university and walk about half an hour from there. They are beautifully presented, split into small, themed gardens - a rose garden, a medicinal garden, a fragrant garden, etc. My favourite was the children's garden, which featured tiny beds based... More

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Alta, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Red butte garden amphitheater is the best music venue in salt lake city! The flowers are nice too and kids love it! Spend the day then see a concert! Get the best of both worlds!

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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This arboretum is a great place for all ages, but it hilly, so a little harder on those with mobility issues. Still a great place with good activities all year around.

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Logan, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

People had been recommending RBG for quite some time, but I had never gotten around to going before. Mistake on my part. It is a lovely place to visit. Even after the roses had passed their peak, they were beautiful. The Garden even has an open trolley for handicapped folks like me, and they took us all over the area.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This garden has plants and shrubs and trees and fun things for people of every age! They also have concerts on Mondays in the summer.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have visited about 6 times and took advantage of getting a membership. Beautiful flowers, a peaceful place to stroll and nice shaded spots to sit and relax (read, reflect, etc.). We attended a really good evening presentation on regional wildflowers, and have gone to several concerts. This is a great place to sit out on the lawn and enjoy a... More

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Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you already belong to an aboretum or botanical garden there may be reciprocity for admission. I am from Massachusetts and members of Tower Hill or The New England Wildflower Society have free admission. Arrive early in the summer (may 1st- Sept 30)if you want the free tram tours they run from 10 am-1pm so if someone in your group... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have visited a lot of gardens in our travels and we enjoyed the size and diversity of this one, it was well worth the visit

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