August is for the Asters

Late summer at Red Butte is when many plants in the sunflower, or aster family, (Asteraceae) put on the best show.

September Ruby Aster       Aster novae-angilae 'Septemberrubin'

The flowers in this family come in many sizes from the very large like the garden sunflower, to the very small like the native Broom Snakeweed.

Mango Meadowbrite™ Coneflower       Echinacea     'CBG Cone 3'

As you walk through the Garden, you can find examples of flowers in the aster family all throughout.

Spreading Fleabane Daisy       Erigeron divergens

October Skies Aster       Aster oblongifolius     'October Skies'

Goblin Blanket Flower       Gaillardia x grandiflora

Frikart's Aster       Aster x frikartii     'Moench'

Showy Goldeneye       Viguiera multiflora

See how many different kinds of aster family flowers you can find!

The trees in the Natural Area are telling us that Fall is just around the corner, so keep an eye out for gorgeous fall colors in the garden.


Closed Thanksgiving Day and Dec 24-Jan 1

*On days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, garden hours are 9AM-5PM

Only Service Animals are allowed in the garden


Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $12
Seniors (ages 65+): $10
Military w/ID: $10
Children (ages 3-17): $7
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $10
U of U Students: Free with valid ID

Groups (12 or more) $1 off ea. person

Enjoy half-price admission December, January, and February


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Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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