OVER 400,000 BLOOMING BULBS
One of the great botanical gardens in the West and a marvelous Daffodil display each spring is found at Red Butte Garden anytime during the month of April and early May. Last Fall, volunteers and staff planted an additional 45,000 bulbs throughout the Garden and this spring the Garden will boast a colorful array of over 400,000 blooming bulbs, with over 227,000 Daffodils and other bulbs (173,000) including Allium, Anemone, Camassia, Cardiocrinum, Chiondoxa, Cyclamen, Galanthus, Hyancinth, Iris, and Muscari. Tree blossoms such as the Garden’s glorious crabapple, magnolia and flowering pear collections will also dazzle the senses.
The best time to see the blooms and blossoms is when they are at their peak during the Bulbs & Blooms Festival from April 12 – 26. The Garden also offers public and private garden tours, bird-watching tours, art exhibits, and the Bulb Show & Competition during the festival. Pack a picnic, bring your kids to play in the Children’s Garden, take a hike through the garden and natural area, or just relax in the sun.
Some events during the Bulbs & Blooms Festival include:
SPRING GARDEN WALKS
Thursday, April 10 from Noon - 1:30pm
Saturday, April 19 from 10am - Noon
Take a guided tour as the once-dormant plants are coming back to life.
BULB SHOW & COMPETITION
Saturday & Sunday, April 19 & 20
Bring in the most beautiful blooms from your garden bulbs and enter them into this friendly competition. All ages welcome.
COMPETITION ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON SATURDAY from 9-11AM
COMPETITION JUDGING ON SATURDAY from 11AM-NOON
No registration required
Saturdays, April 19 & 26 from 9am - Noon
Bring your camera and binoculars and take a guided morning walk when the Garden is full of wildlife activity.
There will be more birding tours every Wednesday and Saturday morning in May.