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Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City

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#3 of 19 in Parks in Salt Lake City
A major botanic garden that tests and displays regional horticulture, Red Butte Garden remains one of Utah's secret gems. Encompassing over 40 hectares (100 acres), this sprawling nature park features both landscaped and natural gardens with a network of hiking trails and walking paths extending all the way to the foothills of the Wasatch Range. Operated by the state's flagship university, the garden offers you a chance to spend a day exploring vast natural areas. Or, pick up useful ideas for landscaping your backyard by taking a class with horticultural experts. Check online to see what's blooming, and time your visit to catch one of the garden's outdoor performances. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Salt Lake City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Red Butte Garden and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Was in town for business and had several hours off in the afternoon, so I took a wander through the gardens. Lots of steps and paths up and down the mountainside, but fairly extensive collection of lo...  more »
  • Quick visit on a rainy cold day. We were leaving the museum and noticed these gardens just up the street. Since it was rainy the facility was open for free. We could not resist. Inside there are beaut...  more »
  • My friend and I visited here while were in town to visit a friend in the ICU at the University of Utah hospital. It was the perfect antidote to the sterile hospital setting. The grounds were just love...  more »
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  • Breath taking grounds, legendary musicians, fantastic sound! My all time favorite outdoor concert venue. I've seen dozens of shows here and never have i been disappointed. A few of my favorites are Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Lang, Buddy Guy, Tony Bennett, Meryl Haggard, Sheryl Crow, Blondie, and i could go on and on! If you haven't been here, do yourself a favor and buy a membership for $60 per year and check out this wonderful garden.
  • This is a true oasis. Different gardens to walk through, hiking paths, flora outstanding. Rose garden, fragrance garden, the new water conservation garden with a view of the whole Salt Lake Valley, just to name a few of the highlights. Lots of benches in shady cool places, even some outdoor chairs with cushions. This botanical garden is very inviting and one wants to spend several hours to enjoy nature.
  • No matter the season, the garden is AMAZING! The garden is always changing and there is always something new! The staff is great! Fantastic events like the Summer Concert Series and Garden After Dark that we look forward to and has become a family tradition. I wish they would do a Christmas light event!!
  • Absolutely stunning! It's a wonderful place to walk around and even get ideas for your own garden and landscape. They have great trails as well and wonderful views of salt lake and the mountains!
  • This place is gorgeous. I proposed to my fiance here in a secluded corner. The spring time is unreal. Flowers blooming everywhere waving their little petals at the sky. If you have the opportunity come enjoy a great walk through these beautiful gardens. Bring a snack and share it with someone you care about.

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