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Red Butte Garden

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Address: 300 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
Phone Number: 18015850556
9:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 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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This is a must see

Walking thru these tranquil gardens is a feast for the eyes and senses. I'm not even a plant person and Red Butte blew me away. I've put this on my must see anytime I'm in SLC

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
H. Scott M
Nashua, New Hampshire
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking thru these tranquil gardens is a feast for the eyes and senses. I'm not even a plant person and Red Butte blew me away. I've put this on my must see anytime I'm in SLC

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Clearfield, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice garden escape with beautiful colors, lovely fragrance and well maintained walking areas. The fragrance garden and water pavilion garden were personal favorites (bring some change to feed the fish!), The Meadow trail is a bit on the dusty side so expect your shoes to have a bit of dirt cling to them. They disallow you to bring in... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I 💜 botanical gardens. Red Butte did not disappoint. I will definitely visit this garden again when I am in SLC. The volunteer guide on the tram was excellent. She was informative, articulate and personable. After the tram ride we walked through the herb garden, medicinal garden and fragrance garden. The view of SLC form here was also excellent. We... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was smaller than I expected, but big enough to be worth checking out. You can check out the whole thing in an hour or two. Hummingbirds, magpies and a few other birds made it interesting as well as the gardens themselves. Most of the walk is relatively flat.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our son took us to garden...We ran out of time! Will have to come back!!! Though it is fall, the flowers were on the way out for the season, the trail is great and we enjoyed the walk.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If possible, try to visit these gardens in the late spring... the flowers are in bloom everywhere and the gardens are laid out really well! There is a golf cart type rental that makes it easier for seniors or handicapped visitors to enjoy the gardens as well. There are gazebos everywhere where one can sit and simply "be."

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Clifton Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad we stopped here. There are many acres to explore and you likely won't see the whole thing. The plants are labeled and signs are very informative. Each garden is separated in to types- a children's garden, a scent garden, a medicinal garden, rose garden and more. There are also hiking trails which we did not get to. The views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Red Butte Garden to sit on my family benches and say hello to my deceased parents: Paul and Aurelia. I searched for Dad's bench and was unable to find it. (The Garden has for me now!) 😊 But then I couldn't and was frustrated. I found Mother's and had a sit for about an hour. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time walking through the gardens. Took a little golf cart tour first to get acquainted with the different sections of the garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good family activity, but a bit too much walking for this grandma. I could have taken a ride I think, but I wanted to stay with the family. The maze area for children was fun, they enjoyed the sandbox too, but rather hot in the sun. Our daughter had free passes so that made it especially nice!

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