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Red Butte Garden

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Address: 300 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
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+1 801-581-4747
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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Beautiful gardens and flowers of all kinds

Red Butte is a very beautiful place to visit. Bridal pictures are a popular activity here. However you do need to watch out for snakes along the pathways. Since this spot is next... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
cheryle h
Kearns, Utah
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Kearns, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Red Butte is a very beautiful place to visit. Bridal pictures are a popular activity here. However you do need to watch out for snakes along the pathways. Since this spot is next to the hillside you need to be aware that during summer you could come across a snake on the path. I have visited several times and only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have been going to Red Butte Gardens for years. We love it. I remember coming here as a teenager, and today I take my wife and young children. The grounds are lovely. They have really invested money and time over the years improving and expanding it. They offer fantastic concerts, many of which are free and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We went for the glass exhibit that was showing at the garden, but ended up enjoying a stroll through the snow-covered grounds as well. Quite a lot of unique species are featured. There are separate sections of the garden for herbs, medicinal plants, roses, "year-round," etc. The Orangerie is a beautiful indoor space used for special events.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Not only is Red Butte Gardens a wonderful place to walk and enjoy the beautiful grounds and ponds, but during summer a fantastic smallish outdoor venue for popular music groups in all genres. Bring your blanket/chair, picnic basket, favorite beverage and listen to the likes of Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt or the Lumineers with the Wasatch as the backdrop.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

A very enjoyable walk through each well designed, beautiful theme garden. A special place with an unexpected variety of trees, plants and flowers.

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Just love this gardens. The trails are mostly easy and if you want a workout, hit the dirt trails above the paved areas for a little more aggressive walk. Nice views. I just wish they had more signage. Some plants I want to know the names but they are not marked.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

It was a very nice place, a lot of flowers and plants. Quite relaxing atmosphere, also just beside the natural history museum.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

In heart of the city, mins from down town, have a great view of all the valley, beautiful landscaping that changing every season. Classes, concerts, kids garden and in summer buzzing with hummingbirds. Trails to hike and alot more. Worth visiting if you just want a short hike not far from your hotel!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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 October 18, 2016

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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