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Red Butte Garden

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Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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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Perfect picnic place

This is a gorgeous spot to hang out and obseve the surroundings. There are a variety of beautiful plants and animals. Also, great bench areas are in place for sitting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a gorgeous spot to hang out and obseve the surroundings. There are a variety of beautiful plants and animals. Also, great bench areas are in place for sitting and relaxing, or to enjoy a meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Vice nice layout. Rolling terrain. Nice to walk thru. Beautiful place just not as many flowers as other gardens we have visited. Still a goo place to visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent. Exceeded expectations. Visit later in the day and find your favorite spot from which to watch the sun "melt" into the Great Salt Lake. The various areas of this garden are FANTASTIC! One of my favorites is the fragrance garden--WOW!! Check to see if your local botanic gardens has reciptocity with this garden and you will enter for FREE!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice selection of local plants. As a lover of gardens I found it average. Not too large but adequate.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited in July which is a pretty hot time of the year. There were flowers everywhere even with the heat. There is not a restaurant on the site so if you are going to stay for a length of time I recommend bringing some food and drinks. There are tables and benches where you can sit all over the... More 

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Pineville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were more gardens to tour than we had time to visit. The shuttle wasn't running the day we visited. We were told that there were no drivers available. The gardens are very well maintained. We first visited the Museum of Natural History right next door and then walked over to check this out. Glad we did.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always a sucker for gardens and this one did not disappoint. Beautiful setting! This garden features ordinary plants in a way that makes them seem extraordinary. I came away with lots of ideas for my own garden. The setting is peaceful, quiet and inspirational. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love gardens so to be fair I am pre disposed to like this place but it also means I have been to other gardens and can compare the good from the bad. This is a great garden and it is expanding. The plant variety and quality is fantastic. I did not expect to see the variety. The grounds are... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful foliage, flowers, interesting to be in the gardens. Very well maintained and manicured. Nice hiking trails. We brought our 8 year old grandson with us. The trail was challenging enough without being too difficult for either him or us! Beautiful view once you reach the top. Worth the trip if you're in the area.

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