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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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Salt Lake Concerts

Red Butte Gardens is one of the best concert venues in Salt Lake! Also nice to enjoy the gardens with a picnic lunch during daytime hours.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Red Butte Gardens is one of the best concert venues in Salt Lake! Also nice to enjoy the gardens with a picnic lunch during daytime hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a week at Utah National Parks and were headed home via the Salt Lake City airport. We wanted a low key activity to move around before boarding our plane. We are thrilled that we chose to visit Red Butte Garden. Entry was a little spendy at $16 per person but you can buy memberships if you plan to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Gardens are a great place to go with kids or adults. Beautiful, very informative, good activities - including Yoga classes in the summer which are fabulous. There is a great variety to see and they have a nice if pricey gift shop.

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West Valley City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this place it had very beautiful scenery and it smelled amazing not to mention how there were adorable places for children to play and there were places to feed the fish and ducks. I totally recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set on the edge of town, adjacent to University of Utah, the gardens were nice for a wander in the outdoors, for seeing various plants and flowers, and for walks along trails. Admission was a bit more than I expected ($12 per person), but in the end worth the time in the gardens. We were there in fall so it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this garden in the fall and it was absolutely beautiful. The main trail is fully paved, about 1.5 miles, making it great for mobility impaired individuals. If you want to do more, they also have about 4 miles of dirt trails you can hike. As I found it beautiful in the fall, I can just imagine how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved these gardens, so calm and peaceful with great view out over the city. Excellent children's garden even for adults and the Four Seasons garden is superb with its current blazing cranberry bushes. Nice gift shop.

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These were a huge surprise. We figured it would be a half hour visit, at most. Not so. The gorgeous gardens just kept rolling on. You could breeze through in a half hour or take a few hours to soak in the beauty, color, fragrances of all the various flora...roses, herbs, succulents, evergreens, deciduous....they have it all. We had brought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Red Butte is incredible all year around - there's always something blooming and fantastic staff to help guide your explorations. Summertime hosts amazing ourdoors concerts in the Red Butte Amphitheater and is absolutely my favorite evening pastime. From the amazing array of plants, gardens, and views, to the fantastic staff - Red Butte is a CANNOT MISS if you're visiting... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places in SLC. The formal gardens are small enough to see in one day. In addition there are hiking trails. The gardens are very beautifully done in all seasons of the year and are perfect for special events if you want great scenery. My daughter and son-in-law were married there and that made it... More 

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