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“Wonderful garden and a great place to visit”
Review of Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden
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$35.00*
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Salt Lake City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. 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. New four-acre garden opens May 2017 highlighting: see, grow, save H2o.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed February 24, 2013

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!

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The setting is stunning. There's limited staff to answer questions. They are not very courteous either. If the gardens would employ folks who want to talk gardening and nature, it would make all the difference. My feeling is that the employees who are there at the desk are not interested in sharing any exciting news and information about Red Butte Gardens. The setting is lovely and relaxing though.

Thank CrowdedCorner
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We visited the gardens in the fall and the colors were lovely. There were still alot of flowers still blooming as well. We enjoyed walking the many paths through different gardens. They also have different events going on different times of the year. A great place to visit.

Thank Dianne M
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great concert schedule in the summer! Become a member to guarantee your ticket purchase. Beautiful setting...

Thank ski4everbunny
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We live in Salt Lake and we usually buy a annual pass for our family.
We start going around May till maybe Sept-Oct. Each month there are new flowers.
There is a kids playground with water fountain (coming out of snake mouth), a small labyrinth made of plants etc...
The smell is amazing, the path is beautiful.
We always bring our guests and they love it!

Thank vanessaBoston
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