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Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City

#3 of 27 in Parks in Salt Lake City
Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • A lovely walk through the gardens to view the flowers and plantings. It is well maintained. There were many places along the walk where you could sit down and enjoy the scenery or just reflect. Very.....  more »
  • This was a lot of fun for our entire family. Our older boys took a short hike in the hills while the younger kids enjoyed learning about different plants and playing in the children's garden. They have made some wonderful additions since the last time I brought the family here. The kids really enjoyed the viking theme to the play area, and the snap dragons were beautiful. It reminded me of the garden I planted as a cub scout. Overall, it was beautiful and fragrant and we all enjoyed it!
  • I am very excited to review Red Butte Gardens after having my wedding there at the beginning of August! I would absolutely recommend it for any event. The venue speaks for itself- the beautiful Utah plants and flowers and the lovely, peaceful surroundings are absolutely ideal for celebration. I had my ceremony at the Fragrance Garden and the luncheon that followed in the Orangerie. From the very beginning (over a year before my wedding), the staff was absolutely amazing to work with. I got to know many of the event people while we planned everything and I enjoyed working with all of the team very much. They are professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and creative. They helped me figure out the best flow for my event and how to create an ideal experience for all 150 guests. They arranged everything for my bridal photos perfectly and even had a golf cart ready to transport us around the gardens to all of the ideal locations. The list of venue-approved caterers is fantastic, and they helped manage the seating very well too. Everything went perfectly and I honestly wouldn’t change a single thing. Go check it out and meet the events team- you won’t regret it! Thank you, Red Butte, for making my wedding ceremony and lunch unforgettable.

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