Red Butte Garden is a beautiful outdoor botanical garden in Salt Lake City. Nestled on the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains near the University of Utah campus, the gardens cover 18 acres and include several miles of hiking trails. Every season and every time of year there is much to see and enjoy at Red Butte. During the the Spring and Summer months you can visit every week and find something new growing.
Compared to Thanksgiving Point Gardens the gardens at Red Butte seem more natural to me and less manicured. This is both good and bad. While I enjoy the naturalness of Red Butte I also like the precise, manicured look at Thanksgiving Point Gardens. I guess more than anything I'm glad we have both types of gardens in Utah. Thanksgiving Point is a more showy garden with wide vistas and lots of open space. Whereas Red Butte is more intimate and personal.
Red Butte rarely feels crowded, even on busy days like Saturday, and it's easy to get away from other people and just enjoy nature. Red Butte is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and a very enjoyable place to visit. I love it!