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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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+1 801-585-0556
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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Red Butte Garden, breathtakingly beautiful!

My favorite spot to commune with nature in Salt Lake City is Red Butte Garden which is east of the University of Utah. For those readers who haven’t visited Utah, much of the land... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 25, 2016
Maude N
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

My favorite spot to commune with nature in Salt Lake City is Red Butte Garden which is east of the University of Utah. For those readers who haven’t visited Utah, much of the land is a desert, so Red Butte is an amazing oasis with beautiful flowers and exotic plants (in season). The Garden is open year round, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

If you're in the SLC area, Red butte Garden is definitely worth a visit. The gardens are beautiful and if you are in town during the summer, Red Butte is far and away my favorite convert venue in Utah. They allow you to bring food, beverages (including alcohol), and a low chair or blanket with you. Having a picnic while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

If you love gardens or are just interested in native flora and fauna when traveling, I highly recommend a visit to Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City. A little off the beaten path, we took the UTA (light rail) to the closest stop and had a short walk to the gardens. Located near the University of Utah campus, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Red Butte should be on your "must see" list. Every season brings breathtaking foliage. Hiking trails, events, family fun, concerts - exceptional place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is so tranquil and beautiful especially in the summer. I love all the flowers and the trail. It is another great place to take photographs. I would visit again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a nice place to visit in good weather, especially with children. Personally, I would not be terribly interested to go here without it being an activity for children, although I can see how some people would be okay with that. Gardens to stroll through and things to look at. Wedding receptions are lovely here too, although the food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

I love red butte garden. It's a beautiful place with great view. In the summer time, there are also a lot of kids and adult activities. They also have great summer concert series. It's one of the must visits if you're in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

The annual October Garden After Dark is not to be missed! Creative and entertaining for families with children of all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015

I really enjoyed my visit here. Extremely well kept-up and great thought given to the layout and installation of all the garden attractions. Although not every part of the world is represented, what’s there is super attractive and there is a good balance between wooded, lawn and garden bed areas … great for a stroll and nature photography. The University... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is on my top 5 list of favorite gardens to visit. Location is spectacular - above the city. Garden is well maintained and gardeners were very willing to answer questions about the plants. Will visit again when in this area.

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