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Red Butte Garden

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Exceeded Expectations

We actually went here to kill some time but the gardens were very well done and covered a vast... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Red bute gardens

Red Butte garden is a lovely place to visit and walk through. At different times of the year you... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Sine D
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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...more
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300 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-585-0556
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

We actually went here to kill some time but the gardens were very well done and covered a vast area. The bonus for the time-frame we attended was the Lego art displays spread throughout the gardens. Very impressed with the prolific labels of most all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Red Butte garden is a lovely place to visit and walk through. At different times of the year you will see a brilliant explosion of colors, and every type of flower and plant that grows in the Utah climate. You can also enjoy this experience...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Sine D
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Had a chance to go there on a free day (labor day) as part of a trip to Utah. The gardens were well cared for with lots of color even in summer. Definitely worth a trip to this garden and great if you can catch...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Great for kids of all ages, really love the views, beautiful surroundings, and many things to see and learn more about. This is a great place for anyone, and we've been back multiple times.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Red Butte is a wonderful place to spend a few hours wandering and relaxing. Plenty of nature and epic views of the valley.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Drewmanshu
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a beautiful botanical garden tucked away in the North East section of SLC near the University of Utah. Definitely worth the trip throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathyey1
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The gardens are set up in sections. There is a floral walkway, a fragrance garden, herb garden, medicinal garden, rose garden, and lots more. I was there 2 hours and didn't see 1/3 of the gardens. The tags identifying the plantings are clear and helpful....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

The Rose Garden was in full bloom and absolutely amazing. I also loved the new Water Conservation Garden which is a great resource to others wanting to modify their gardens to save on water. The Children's Garden was fabulous and if I lived nearby with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann D
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Even though we felt it was a little too expensive to enter the gardens they were very beautiful and well maintained. Some very interesting plants from all over the world and some very good planting ideas too! You also have one of the best views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank SiandraW
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Well I haddn't been there for a year, men, they did a lot of work on it, and expanded the gardens as well, with a beautiful overlook on the valley, made more children’s play area. It is always a delight to see all the flowers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Jannette Z
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Marla T
October 17, 2018|
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Response from Jannette Z | Reviewed this property |
There is always something to see, check with them to see if they have hour changes, I always go with nice weather.
Amy O
January 22, 2018|
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Response from Speechify | Reviewed this property |
I love the garden in the spring when the wisteria is in bloom. June is also beautiful when the rose garden is breathtaking and fragrant. It can get very warm in July and August. I visit in the evening during those months.
June 11, 2017|
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Response from jefforylong | Reviewed this property |
Yes I could answer that. You could spend 4 to 6 hours if you wanted I beautiful. One issue is the weather. It gets hot up there during the late summer. I have videoed a few weddings and the temp in the sun was 102. Go in the... More
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Winnsboro, Louisiana
Getting around SLC (22 Replies)
Flying into SLC, planning to stay near airport and have two days to fill. Will we need to rent a car to get to the downtown area? We would like to do and see some (or all, if possible) of the following: tour Temple Square, the Beehive and Lion houses, State Capitol, and Convention Center; and visit the Gateway, Red Butte Garden, and This is the Place Monument. If we don't rent a car, how we will get to the downtown area? Or would it be better to the do the rounds with Big Bus Utah rather...More
June 17, 2013|
Response fromberock|
Planned to stay near the airport to catch an early flight out. Thought we could get the light rail from the airport into the downtown area, but didn't think we'd want to try to chance getting back into the airport for an early morning flight. (Been there, done that in another city and it didn't work so well!) Planning to stay in one of the Marriott properties near airport - either the Springhill Suites or the Residence Inn (due to using reward pts). It would be great if we could catch...More
West Coast USA
Red Butte Garden, mid-October (3 Replies)
Wondering how vibrant Red Butte Garden is in mid-October. I have read reviews posted under Things To Do. Several have said early Spring is too early ... but what about mid October? I have been to several gardens in north America at prime time, and I want to be discerning. Not interested in paying/going if a big chunk of the plants will be dormant.
September 28, 2014|
Response fromKbecjeans|
If there is anything blooming in mid-October it would be in the greenhouses. I haven't visited then, but not sure what you expect from the gardens. It is a little bit different from other gardens I have visited and is not necessarily flower oriented. Fall can be a great time to wander the paths and enjoy the fall colors. But if you are expecting grand floral displays then you will be disappointed.
Costa Mesa, California
Anniv. weekend & solo week (12 Replies)
We’re a 40 year old couple celebrating our anniversary in Salt Lake City (first visit) from July 11 to 18. We tend to avoid crowds and prefer a somewhat relaxing pace. For activities, we like hiking, rafting, history, engineering feats, casual culture (for example: outdoor concert rather than getting dressed up). A good hike for us would be a couple of miles (easy to medium), without boulder scrambling or Boy Scout troops. Obviously I understand that it’s hard to predict the activity of large...More
June 11, 2014|
Response fromTravelingEgr|
Interesting! You're the 3rd person to recommend Park City to me. Guess I'll have to check it out.