Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden Red Butte Garden is one of the largest botanical gardens in the Intermountain West, renowned for its plant collections, themed gardens, 500,000 springtime blooming bulbs, a world-class outdoor concert series, and horticulture-based educational programs.
Red Butte Garden, located on 100 acres in the foothills on the eastern edge of the University of Utah, is the official arboretum of the state of Utah. The Garden has welcomed guests since 1985 and is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West with over 20 acres of display gardens and five miles of hiking trails winding through an extensive Natural Area. The Garden; which is community-funded; is renowned for its numerous plant collections, display gardens, 500,000 springtime blooming bulbs; including a vast collection of daffodils; world-class outdoor summer concert series, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs.
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Red Butte Garden is a museum for plants, cultivating connection with living landscapes through plant displays and collections, education, conservation, and cultural enrichment.

Mission: Our mission is to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes. Through our mission we strive to create a community that understands, values, protects, and is enriched by the world of plants.

Did you know that Red Butte Garden offers summer camp scholarships? The deadline to apply is Feb 16.
02/07/2020
Summer Camp | Red Butte Garden

Did you know that Red Butte Garden offers summer camp scholarships? The deadline to apply is Feb 16.

Summer Camp | Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden is pleased to announce Jimmy L. Turner as our new executive director - effective March 23, 2020.
02/06/2020
Red Butte Garden names Jimmy L. Turner as new executive director | UNews

Red Butte Garden is pleased to announce Jimmy L. Turner as our new executive director - effective March 23, 2020.

Jimmy L. Turner has accepted the offer to serve as executive director of Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah, effective March 23, 2020. Turner replaces Gregory Lee who will retire from the Garden after 17 years of leadership. “Jimmy joins the Red Butte Garden team with 30 years of experienc...

Red Butte Garden is pleased to announce Jimmy L. Turner as our new executive director - effective March 23, 2020.
02/05/2020
Red Butte Garden names Jimmy L. Turner as new executive director | UNews

Red Butte Garden is pleased to announce Jimmy L. Turner as our new executive director - effective March 23, 2020.

Jimmy L. Turner has accepted the offer to serve as executive director of Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah, effective March 23, 2020. Turner replaces Gregory Lee who will retire from the Garden after 17 years of leadership. “Jimmy joins the Red Butte Garden team with 30 years of experienc...

Calling all Utah Poets! Enter your spring-themed poem by Feb 15 for a chance to have it displayed in Red Butte Garden th...
02/04/2020
CALL FOR POETRY

Calling all Utah Poets!
Enter your spring-themed poem by Feb 15 for a chance to have it displayed in Red Butte Garden this April.

02/03/2020

Snow Day UPDATE: Due to heavy snow, Red Butte Garden will be closed all day today, Feb 3. Be safe and see you tomorrow.

01/30/2020
Modern Gardener

Modern Gardener stopped by the Red Butte Garden greenhouse last spring to learn how we grow our plants from seedlings. Check it out!

We partnered with Red Butte Garden to bring you a guide to growing your own plants from seeds! 🌱Learn more here: bit.ly/2JD5tst

It's never too early to start planning your garden - especially with tips from University of Utah Biology Professor Emer...
01/22/2020
Garden Planning for Beginners with Fred Montague - Modern Gardener

It's never too early to start planning your garden - especially with tips from University of Utah Biology Professor Emeritus Fred Montague.

Planning your Garden for spring is never an easy task which is why Modern Gardener partnered with Professor emeritus Fred Montague to ease your gardening woes. In this episode, we bring you a tried and true garden box design, as well as best tips and practices for gardeners of any experience level.

Red Butte Garden volunteers cultivate beauty and community. Learn more at our Volunteer Fair - Saturday, Feb 29.
01/20/2020
2020 VOLUNTEER FAIR OPEN HOUSE

Red Butte Garden volunteers cultivate beauty and community. Learn more at our Volunteer Fair - Saturday, Feb 29.

Did you know that spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature can do wonders for your health? What are you waiting fo...
01/17/2020
How immersing yourself in nature benefits your health

Did you know that spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature can do wonders for your health?
What are you waiting for? Get out there!

A growing body of research points to the beneficial effects that exposure to the natural world has on health, reducing stress and promoting healing. Now, policymakers, employers, and healthcare providers are increasingly considering the human need for nature in how they plan and operate.

Special thanks to the Red Butte Garden Green Team for getting us the Gold with Sustainable U of U.
01/15/2020

Special thanks to the Red Butte Garden Green Team for getting us the Gold with Sustainable U of U.

01/14/2020
Gary Clark Jr. on "This Land"

A recent CBS Sunday Morning interview with one of our favorite Grammy nominated artists, Gary Clark Jr., featuring concert footage from his performance at Red Butte Garden last September. Love it!

At 35 Gary Clark Jr. is still clearly uncomfortable being heralded as one of the best guitarists in a generation. He's played the White House, and toured wit...

Wintertime is a great time to visit Red Butte Garden.
01/13/2020

Wintertime is a great time to visit Red Butte Garden.

Calling all poets! Enter your spring-themed poem for a chance to have it displayed in Red Butte Garden. Entry deadline i...
01/08/2020
CALL FOR POETRY

Calling all poets! Enter your spring-themed poem for a chance to have it displayed in Red Butte Garden. Entry deadline is Feb 15.

There have been multiple cougar sightings in the foothills along the Wasatch Front and even in a few neighborhoods this ...
01/03/2020
Living with cougars

There have been multiple cougar sightings in the foothills along the Wasatch Front and even in a few neighborhoods this winter! Some tips from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources serves the people of Utah by managing and protecting the state's wildlife.

Hello 2020! Red Butte Garden is open seven days a week from 9am-5pm. Enjoy half price admission through the end of Febru...
01/02/2020
Goodbye 2019

Hello 2020! Red Butte Garden is open seven days a week from 9am-5pm. Enjoy half price admission through the end of February.

Goodbye 2019

Nobody here but us turkeys! Red Butte Garden is closed for the holidays. We will reopen at 9am on Thursday, Jan 2. Happy...
12/30/2019

Nobody here but us turkeys!
Red Butte Garden is closed for the holidays. We will reopen at 9am on Thursday, Jan 2. Happy New Year!

Noxious Weed Alert: Myrtle spurge is an escaped ornamental that quickly crowds out native plants. It is rapidly invading...
12/23/2019
Beautiful but noxious weed taking over Salt Lake City | @theU

Noxious Weed Alert: Myrtle spurge is an escaped ornamental that quickly crowds out native plants. It is rapidly invading the foothills along the Wasatch Front - and it may be in your yard.

Mrytle spurge is incredibly difficult to remove. Its root systems grow wide underground, meaning that pulling out plants at the surface may not be effective, and even then myrtle spurge emits a sap when injured that can blister human skin.

The Winter Solstice has been celebrated around the world for centuries. Enjoy your solstice weekend.
12/22/2019
Winter solstice 2019: A short day long on ancient traditions

The Winter Solstice has been celebrated around the world for centuries. Enjoy your solstice weekend.

Winter solstice is the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. Discover the science of why it happens and where you can enjoy the best celebrations of ancient traditions.

Chase away the winter blues at Red Butte Garden.📸 Kate Randall
12/20/2019

Chase away the winter blues at Red Butte Garden.

📸 Kate Randall

Plants are a beautiful, but many can be toxic to dogs and cats - especially lilies. Keep your pets safe this holiday and...
12/20/2019
17 Plants Poisonous to Pets

Plants are a beautiful, but many can be toxic to dogs and cats - especially lilies. Keep your pets safe this holiday and every season.

Some of the prettiest household decorations can be the most lethal to pets. Find out which household plants could make your animals ill.

We are so grateful to all the residents of Salt Lake County and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) for making th...
12/19/2019

We are so grateful to all the residents of Salt Lake County and Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) for making this possible. Thank you!

A big CONGRATULATIONS to the 22 arts and cultural organizations and 3 zoological organizations funded in ZAP Tier I for 2020! This afternoon the SL County Council unanimously approved $15.3M in ZAP funding for these incredible organizations.

Also our sincerest gratitude to Max Chang, our outgoing Tier I chair, and Byron Russell, our outgoing Tier I vice-chair, for all of the immense work and dedication they have put into ZAP during their six-year terms; and to Holly Yocom, director of Community Services, for her vital leadership (all three pictured).

And THANK YOU to all of the residents of Salt Lake County! One cent of every $10 of sales tax collected partially funds over 200 arts, cultural, botanical, and zoological non-profits, as well as over 30 recreational facilities throughout the County every year through the ZAP program.

Ballet West Discovery Gateway Children's Museum Hale Centre Theatre Natural History Museum of Utah Pioneer Theatre Company Red Butte Garden Repertory Dance Theatre Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Salt Lake Acting Company Salt Lake City Arts Council Salt Lake Film Society Spy Hop Tanner Dance Program at the University of Utah Utah Arts Alliance Utah Arts Festival Utah Humanities Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Utah Museum of Fine Arts Utah Symphony Utah Opera UtahPresents Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Where can last minute holiday shoppers find great gifts? At Red Butte Garden. Open 9am-5pm through Dec 23.
12/17/2019

Where can last minute holiday shoppers find great gifts?
At Red Butte Garden. Open 9am-5pm through Dec 23.

Special thanks to PBS Utah, Modern Gardener, and all who participated in the gift wrapping party last Saturday. It was a...
12/16/2019

Special thanks to PBS Utah, Modern Gardener, and all who participated in the gift wrapping party last Saturday. It was a great success!

We had a wonderful time over the weekend at our gift wrapping party! Thank you, Red Butte Garden, for hosting us. We can't wait to do more events like this in the future. 🌻🌻

Take a vacation from the winter blues at Red Butte Garden where the blues are blue-tiful.
12/09/2019
Winter Blues

Take a vacation from the winter blues at Red Butte Garden where the blues are blue-tiful.

Get all the gifts! The Holiday Open House featuring 19 Utah artisans is happening at Red Butte Garden today and Sunday, ...
12/07/2019

Get all the gifts! The Holiday Open House featuring 19 Utah artisans is happening at Red Butte Garden today and Sunday, Dec 7 & 8, from 10am-5pm. Free admission.

We love Red Butte Garden Volunteers! Last night we celebrated them at our 21st Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception. ...
12/06/2019

We love Red Butte Garden Volunteers!
Last night we celebrated them at our 21st Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception. Thank you for all you do!

Spruce up your gift wrapping style with PBS Utah's Modern Gardener on Dec 14 at Red Butte Garden. This is a free event b...
12/05/2019
Holiday Gift Wrapping Party with Modern Gardener

Spruce up your gift wrapping style with PBS Utah's Modern Gardener on Dec 14 at Red Butte Garden. This is a free event but space and supplies are limited - RSVP required by this Monday, Dec 9.

PBS Utah's Modern Gardener team is bringing in experts to help you style your gift wrap with clippings from our gardens or yours! We will supply gift wrap, scissors, tape, string/ribbon and plant clippings to enhance your gifts. This is an open-house style event, so drop in when you have a minute an...

Shop local and save 10% on botanically-inspired gifts at the Red Butte Garden Gift Shop this Sunday, December 1. #museum...
11/29/2019

Shop local and save 10% on botanically-inspired gifts at the Red Butte Garden Gift Shop this Sunday, December 1. #museumstoresunday

Happy Thanksgiving!Red Butte Garden is closed for the holiday, but will reopen tomorrow, November 29 at 9am.📸 Kate Randa...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!
Red Butte Garden is closed for the holiday, but will reopen tomorrow, November 29 at 9am.
📸 Kate Randall

Braided grasses provide shelter for pollinators in the Red Butte Garden Four Seasons Garden.        Panicum virgatum ‘He...
11/27/2019

Braided grasses provide shelter for pollinators in the Red Butte Garden Four Seasons Garden.
Panicum virgatum ‘Heavy Metal’ (aka Heavy Metal Switch Grass).
📸 Kevin Jensen

There are plenty of reasons to visit Red Butte Garden this winter! Sign up now for one of the many classes and workshops...
11/25/2019
Adult Education & Workshops | Red Butte Garden

There are plenty of reasons to visit Red Butte Garden this winter! Sign up now for one of the many classes and workshops we offer.

Adult Education & Workshops | Red Butte Garden

Thank you City Weekly and readers for your Best of Utah votes! Best Live Music Venue & Best Late Night with Kids.
11/22/2019

Thank you City Weekly and readers for your Best of Utah votes!
Best Live Music Venue & Best Late Night with Kids.

Congratulations to Jo Ann Ekstrom! One of the honorees of the Heart and Hands award. This award acknowledges those who m...
11/20/2019

Congratulations to Jo Ann Ekstrom! One of the honorees of the Heart and Hands award. This award acknowledges those who make significant contributions through their volunteer or philanthropic service on Utah Philanthropy Day.

Jo Ann Ekstrom has been a volunteer at Red Butte Garden since 2004 for a total of 3,175 hours - 400 in 2019 alone.
She always puts forth her best effort and is willing to do whatever is needed to make Garden events amazing. From making crafts and interacting with children, to welcoming guests to weddings and concerts, and spending her Saturday morning leading tram tours, no task is too big or too small for her.

Jo Ann also volunteers at several other non-profit organizations including the Salt Lake Film Society and Sundance Film Festival. She manages to give back so much of her time on top of being a mother, grandmother, and working a full-time job - and does so with the greatest attitude and enthusiasm.

Thanks Jo Ann! We're lucky to have you.

Bet you didn't know you could find citrus growing at this time of year in Utah! Explore Red Butte Garden to find this co...
11/18/2019
Winding Down

Bet you didn't know you could find citrus growing at this time of year in Utah! Explore Red Butte Garden to find this cold-hardy Trifoliate Orange and more this November.

Winding Down

Red Butte Garden is staffed by a talented crew of full time, part time, and volunteer horticulture experts. Check out ou...
11/14/2019
Gardening Information

Red Butte Garden is staffed by a talented crew of full time, part time, and volunteer horticulture experts. Check out our website for tips and advice about how to create year-round interest in your garden.

Gardening Information

Thank you for your service! Free Red Butte Garden admission on Veterans Day, November 11, for military personnel with ID...
11/11/2019

Thank you for your service! Free Red Butte Garden admission on Veterans Day, November 11, for military personnel with ID.

Home Sweet Home. The Red Butte Garden horticulture staff has been busy braiding ornamental grasses to provide winter she...
11/09/2019

Home Sweet Home. The Red Butte Garden horticulture staff has been busy braiding ornamental grasses to provide winter shelter for native bees and other pollinators.

Thank you! 2019 TOP 10 NORTH AMERICAN GARDENS WORTH TRAVELLING FOR (in alphabetical order)1. Atlanta Botanical Garden, A...
11/07/2019

Thank you!

2019 TOP 10 NORTH AMERICAN GARDENS WORTH TRAVELLING FOR (in alphabetical order)
1. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia
2. The Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia
3. Chanticleer Garden, Wayne, Pennsylvania
4. Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanic Garden, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
5. Ganna Walska Lotusland, Montecito, California
6. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
7. Montreal Botanical Garden/Jardin botanique de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
8. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Lethbridge, Alberta
9. Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah
10. Vallarta Botanical Garden (Jardín Botánico de Vallarta), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Vote today! Your vote matters.
11/05/2019
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Vote today! Your vote matters.

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Bring a sweater and visit Red Butte Garden this November for lots of garden texture and fall color.
11/04/2019
November Splendor

Bring a sweater and visit Red Butte Garden this November for lots of garden texture and fall color.

November Splendor

The Glass Art Guild of Utah will be at Red Butte Garden through Dec 17. Meet the artists Saturday, Nov 2 from 2-5pm.
11/01/2019

The Glass Art Guild of Utah will be at Red Butte Garden through Dec 17. Meet the artists Saturday, Nov 2 from 2-5pm.

Happy Halloween!
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween!

Visit Red Butte Garden this weekend for the largest orchid display in Utah!
10/30/2019

Visit Red Butte Garden this weekend for the largest orchid display in Utah!

Address

300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT
84108

General information

Seasonal Hours: Jan 2-Mar 31: 9AM-5PM April 1-30: 9AM-7:30PM May 1-Aug 31: 9AM-9PM* Sept 1-30: 9AM-7:30PM* Oct 1-Dec 23: 9AM-5PM Closed Thanksgiving Day and Dec 24 through Jan 1 *Hours are 9AM-5PM on concert dates. Daily Garden Admission- GARDEN MEMBERS: FREE ADULTS (ages 18-64): $14 SENIORS (ages 65+): $12 MILITARY w/ID: $12 CHILDREN (ages 3-17): $7 CHILDREN (under age 3): FREE UofU FACULTY/STAFF: $12 UofU STUDENTS: FREE w/VALID ID Groups of 12 or more, receive $1 off the regular admission price for each person. Full group payment is due at time of Garden entrance. Rates, inclusions, and benefits are subject to change without notice. Ticketed events such as Garden After Dark and concerts are not included with Daily Admission.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(801) 585-0556

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Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden, located at the University of Utah, is one of the largest botanical gardens in the Intermountain West and is the state arboretum of Utah. The Garden is renowned for its plant collections, themed gardens, 460,000 springtime blooming bulbs, a world-class outdoor concert series, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs.

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Wondering what the fall colors look like there right now. Are they still bright or did I miss the peak of the season?
red butte added ADA area which is great, unfortunately they don't in force it people without disabilities using it. this happens at every concert , seen a gentlemen in a wheel chair that couldn't use the area at the stray cats concert . they do have plenty of staff to stop people from siting in the VIP areas that don't belong, you know where their priorities are
Funny you all block comments and posts on the omd event page.
The Aug. 4th show was Spot on, both band were fantastic, Best show I've seen in years from Ump's & Red Butte Gardens as well, best thing, it was in my home town Of SLC, again, Great job "UMP" and Red Butte, Hurry Back and stop teasing,,, Fantastic,,,👀🍻🍻👀, as a old was man once told me, "Music is the Best ...F.Z.
Amazing !
Thanks Red Butte Garden for giving us the opportunity to film our music video at your beautiful water pavilion! https://youtu.be/D66N959QTYY
I love the concerts here! I look forward to these each year but am very frustrated when people buy a bunch of tickets using their membership then jack up the prices to make a quick buck. I believe this is against Red Butte policy... https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/55922730?fbclid=IwAR1knVpJoFceCpXYKLrRFIGwtzUNBN74TWdS5zl1swQn1KF26GhdgB8oxXw Rebecca here bought tickets just last night for Steve Miller, B-52s, Shakey Graves, Mark Knopfler and Nathaniel Ratliff. It's too hard for me to believe since yesterday, she found out she couldn't attend one of these shows. AND, each ticket is price well over what she paid for them... Red Butte, if this is against you policy, can you do something about it? This is a consistent way for certain people to work the system and it's frustrating to you patrons.
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Tonight! Rodrigo y Gabriela! Selling 4 GA originally $60 a piece selling for $35! PM me if interested.
Hi Red Butte fans ... I have 1 ticket available for the O.A.R/Matt Nathanson concert on Monday night. I was excited to go, but now have to be out of town. Let me know if you are interested!