Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City: Hours, Address, Red Butte Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Red Butte Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West and, together with the University of Utah, is the state arboretum. The Garden has welcomed guests since 1985 and consists of over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of hiking trails winding through an extensive Natural Area. All just minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City. The Garden is renowned for plant collections, themed gardens, over 524,000 springtime blooms, gorgeous private rental spaces, a world-class summer concert series, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs.
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mathlady27
Keene, NH6 contributions
Jul 2019
Visited the garden on one of the hottest days of the summer, wished the weather permitted more hiking. The gardens are beautiful and the views of the city and surrounding mountains are spectacular. Hope I can get back in cooler weather.
Written February 12, 2020
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Jeremiah Z
Roseville, MN2,307 contributions
Sep 2020
We visited the gardens in early September on a cool morning and didn't feel the gardens were busy at all due to the limited capacity. We probably saw more staff than visitors.

The various gardens were quite serene and peaceful, and it took us probably about three hours to enjoy everything the gardens had to offer including a short stop in the gift shop. The paths are very stroller friendly and should be walkable for most people. Don't miss the views from the garden up the hill as you get a great view of SLC from there.

Definitely one of the top highlights for anyone spending time in the Salt Lake City area!
Written October 6, 2020
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Hot-Tati
Gilbert, AZ780 contributions
Oct 2020
Definetly a MUST SEE for those who can physical handle the hikes and trails. We climbed to the very top outdoor path. An amazing veiw awaits you from there. The garden is well planned and so beautiful, USE THE CONNECT PASS to save on admission,
Written February 19, 2021
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K Pastore
Hinsdale, IL666 contributions
Feb 2020
We have a membership to botanical gardens. Red Butte was a fun place built into a hillside with beautiful views. We were able to hike up on a trail for about a mile, as well as walking around the amazing rose garden area.
Written February 20, 2020
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Micheline M
Scottsdale, AZ106 contributions
Oct 2020
I had a lovely visit to the Red Butte Garden. It is well maintained with many little pathways, sitting areas and different sections with different plants and grass. They did a great job in decorating it for Halloween. The Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great photo opportunities and beautiful views. I hope to return here again in the future.
Written October 20, 2020
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gloriousfood10
Salt Lake City, UT185 contributions
Jun 2021
We love this place all seasons of the year. It is different in each season. It is so refreshing to be in a quite space, among the beauty of the foliage, and yet be so close to the city. It is a great place to take a picnic lunch or snack. I love walking down to the pond to see the fish and ducks, and strolling through the Rose Garden along the way. It is such a treasure.
Written July 11, 2021
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Saffron
New Lenox, IL326 contributions
Sep 2020
So glad we stopped here. It is a very beautiful garden in a great location. It was towards end of season and past its prime, but we still enjoyed it immensely. You can use steps to get to other levels or use the meandering paths.
Written October 3, 2020
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FreqTrav704
South Daytona, FL214 contributions
Feb 2020
A friend recommended I visit when I was in SLC for a meeting. AS colleague and I went. Pretty area, little hilly, little wet/muddy due to recent weather. The creative areas they have planned for kids (when the plants grow/bloom) are lovely. I'd love to see something similar for adults. There was an art exhibit inside, too. .
Written February 5, 2020
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Silviane SP
Herriman, UT114 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Excellent for a solo visit. Great with a BFF. Relaxing with your toddlers. A soul-feeding experience whith whoever you might go. Utah - most specifically University of Utah Campus - has many unique places to visit and this is one them. One might find the entrance ticket pricey - $ 8 to 12 - but it will be worthy. They have amazing concerts. You can find the dates on their website (redbuttegarden.com). Great for elderly people as much as for the youngsters. Pay a visit to RBG souvenir shop ! Extremely cute, delicate, flowerish, botanic gifts.

Last thing: don't let the "volunteers" ruin your visit: they can be VERY rude, even hysterical when you get closer to a plant or bush to take a picture. Just nod your head and keep going. Even though it might seem like an attack, those 'specimens' of the RBG are harmless.

Tip: ask for a REAL employee , a real guide to assist you, showing the best of the Red Butte Garden.
Written July 12, 2016
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Barzinji
Sterling, VA123 contributions
May 2021
I have been here twice now, most recently with my wife and mother. This is perhaps the best outing one can have in Salt Lake City. The gardens are vast and varied and very beautifully cultivated. There is a kid's section and an amazing pond are thrown into this fabulous mix. The gardeners we spoke to loved what they were doing and answered all the questions we peppered them with. Definitely worth the admission price, the experience and fauna gives you a comprehensive understanding about Utah's diverse plant life. To experience all the gardens (and perhaps a trail or two) will take at least two hours at a leisurely pace. Visitors are allowed to picnic as well as there is an ample amount of benches and tables in a multitude of nooks spread throughout the gardens. Will visit again on any future trips to SLC.
Written June 3, 2021
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