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Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City

4.7
#3 of 23 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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  • Great location for concerts and events. The gardens are immaculate. I have always wanted to go to the Summer Concert series here!  more »
  • Red Butte Garden is a magical trip through a beautiful garden. It is especially fun for children when the park sponsors special holidays. We went through the garden for Halloween in 2017. Our second d...  more »
  • Red Butte gardens has a beauty worth contemplating in any season. The gardens are beautifully done and range from formal to natural displays. Wonderful site for weddings, and summer concerts can’t be ...  more »
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  • My whole family loves Red Butte Garden. We have done classes with the kids at the Sprout House, taken classes through the U Lifelong Learning Program, seen concerts at the amphitheater, attend the yearly plant sales, and simply strolled along the paths. The herb garden is one of my favorite places in the world. So beautiful and relaxing. There are tours and educational programs to take advantage of. The memberships are totally worth it, and help to maintain the gardens. All of the volunteers and staff are simply wonderful. Go to Red Butte for an easy hike or an outdoor picnic. You won't be disappointed.
  • This is THE place to go for summer concerts in Utah. An amazing venue. It's also an incredible place to go year round with their stunning gardens. If you've never been, check it out soon.
  • Surprisingly an interesting place to visit for me. They put a lot of effort to make plant supposingly boring concept interesting. The trails there are a reason by itself to visit.
  • Great place, but they allow non guests to park in their lot, and walk their dogs. That's not good for business. We stopped our pass.
  • Very beautiful and highly recommend for all the nature lovers out there. This place offers activities for everyone! Fantastic date idea for all the lovers. Exotic atmosphere for all the young learners. Beautiful picturesque escape for all the out of town travelers. A variety of hiking trails are littered all around the garden for all the avid adventurers.
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