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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
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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
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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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Beautiful place

Went to a concert there. The amphitheater is nice with great sound. We were sitting on the ground which was a bit damp. Lovely grounds and well maintained.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to a concert there. The amphitheater is nice with great sound. We were sitting on the ground which was a bit damp. Lovely grounds and well maintained.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see for nature lovers! So much to see. Special herbs, plants, trees and more. A very relaxing and joyful part of your stay in Salt Lake City. My wife had a sore throat, and one of the gardeners helped us to find a good soothing herb near the Childrens Garden. Awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here to watch a concert at the amphitheater. It was a great experience. The grounds were well maintained and clean. Seating off to the side is not that great though. Try to get there early so you can sit more in the middle to see the performers. Sound was also good.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the four-season concept of this garden. We used their map to be sure we visited each area, including the Fragrance Garden, the Herb Garden, and the Medicinal Garden. Trees and plants are well-labeled. Very delightful afternoon experience - the gardens and the Natural History Museum "next-door" on the University of Utah campus are perfect destinations for a morning... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I researched quite a bit for our trip to SLC, and saw this was on the hop on hop off bus tour. Thought we'd catch it in the morning, have lunch at the museum next door, and stick around 'til the last bus. Sadly, it was a holiday and there was no FOOD whatsoever in that part of town, so... More 

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Kensington, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I visit a city I try to go to any botanic gardens there - and being in Salt Lake City for the first time I was glad when a very good friend who lives in Salt Lake City offered to take me there. We went this morning and spent about 1 1/2 hours walking around this wonderful, well thought... More 

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Provo, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem on the edge of Salt Lake City. The gardens are beautifully thought out and cared for. The walks are peaceful with so much variety and color! We spent several hours wandering the gardens, sitting in swings or on benches, watching insects, looking out over the valley and up into the mountains. What a treasure! We took... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Red Butte was very pretty. I found it to be a little pricey at $12. You really walk through in no more than one hour, unless I missed something. Definitely the flowers are amazing and beautiful but WAYYYY too many bees. Makes it unnerving!

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and well maintained botanical garden. Easy paths all around. Some sections were closed due to a wedding (unexpected for a mid week evening!) but most was open.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a beautifully laid out well maintained botanical garden on the side of the mountains. Lots of interesting plants and great design. Go early in the morning though as it was 100 degrees during our visit and we couldn't even finish seeing everything.

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