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Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City

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#3 of 27 in Parks in Salt Lake City
Garden · Nature / Park
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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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  • What a treasure! The views and scenery are fantastic! There is plenty of options for a beautifal walk or they have trails you can hike. A must see in Salt Lake City! 
    What a treasure! The views and scenery are fantastic! There is plenty of options for a beautifal walk or they have trails you can hike. A must see in Salt Lake City!  more »
  • This is a gorgeous gem of an arboretum and a perfect place to catch a concert. They have classes on various subjects if you're into that sort of thing but I just love to wander around and breathe in....  more
    This is a gorgeous gem of an arboretum and a perfect place to catch a concert. They have classes on various subjects if you're into that sort of thing but I just love to wander around and breathe in....  more »
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  • Wonderful place for the family to enjoy such well-maintained grounds. I like it best because it's not too "commercialized"; it doesn't feel like all they want is your money. They take great pride in their care of the grounds. It's a great day when I can break away and have a little lunch or picnic with families and friends. Their gift shop has unique gifts.
  • Enjoyable, even in winter. We went for Valentine’s Day and it wasn’t crowded at all. Despite many plants being bare for the winter, the gardens had plenty of year-round plants available to view and lots of reading material if you walk around their water-conservation area, which showcases lots of plants that survive Utah weather year-round with minimal watering. There’s also a great view of the city/valley from up there. Overall, a positive and peaceful experience and I’m excited to see it during summer as well.

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