Curator's blog

Happy Labor Day weekend!

For all of you hard workers out there, come spend your long weekend up here at the Garden. What better way to relax than to be surrounded by nature's beauty!

Pink Octopus Bellflower   Campanula 'Pink Octopus'

Can you tell why this flower is called Pink Octopus?


Multiflorous Monday!

The Garden is in full bloom with no shortage of flowers or bees! Come break up your monotonous Monday by enjoying all the floral beauty the Garden has to offer!

Wild Passion Flower    Passiflora incarnata

Have a Blooming Weekend!

It's Friday! Come celebrate at Red Butte Garden and you will be sure to have a blooming spectacular weekend! If you come in the morning, you will be able to beat the heat as well as get to experience the tranquility created by all the bees buzzing.

Globe Thistle    Echinops ritro

The bees are definitely buzzing for these flowers. How many bees can you spot?


Daylilies Come...Daylilies Go

As their name suggests, daylilies only bloom for 24 hours. In otherwords, you better hurry to the garden because you do not want to miss the dazzling display that is happening right now! Here is just a glimpse of the cultivars blooming today, who knows what will be blooming tomorrow!

Daylily    Hemerocallis 'Dominic'

Happy National Pollinator Week 2016!


Happy National Pollinator Week!

Most people know that bees are pollinators, but did you know that other animals pollinate our flowers as well? Take a look at these photos of different animals found at Red Butte Garden pollinating our flowers.


Moths and Butterflies


Last Days of Spring

With less than a week left of spring, you better rush to the Garden to beat the heat that summer will bring.

Common Foxglove    Digitalis purpurea

This beauty will speed up your heart quite literally, it contains digitoxin which is used in medicine as a heart stimulant.


Over the Moon for June!

Here at the Garden, we are over the moon excited for the warm weather that brings an abundance of flowers. Now that it is June and many of you are out of school and the official start of summer is right around the corner, there is no excuse to not be at Red Butte enjoying nature's splendor.

Plains Pricklypear    Opuntia polyacantha

Floriferous Friday

It is the final Friday of the month and the Garden is looking quite flowery. Come enjoy all the new blooms on this wonderful overcast day.


Cobra Lily    Arisaema ringens

While in the Herb Garden, look carefully for the flowers. They are hidden by the leaves.

May Day Flowers

We're half way through May and the Garden is painted in color everywhere you look.


King Edward Yarrow    Achillea x lewisii 'King Edward'

This creamy yellow groundcover is blooming just west of the stage in the Amphitheatre.

Showers Have Brought Flowers!

The recent storms have brought lots of flowers to the Garden. Now that the rain has subsided and the temperatures are just right, it is a pleasant time to be outside and gaze at natures glory.

Jacob's Ladder    Polemonium caeruleum ssp. himalayanum

Check out these beauties in the Fragrance Garden!


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HOURS (MDT)

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

GENERAL ADMISSION

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

CONTACT
(801)585-0556

LOCATION
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
How to Get Here

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