Curator's blog

Red Butte Photo of the Day 27.August.2009

Pariette Cactus (Sclerocactus brevispinus)
Sclerocactus

Red Butte Photo of the Day 26.August.09

                  Sunburst St. Johnswort (Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst') 
Hypericum

This popular bluish-green, mounding shrub bears large flowers with
striking, bushy center stamens.  The reddish-brown fruit capsuels ripen
around September and persist well into the winter.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 25.August.2009

Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii)

Datura

The Sacred Datura is a member of the nightshade family (which also includes tobacco, and food crops such as potatoes, tomatoes and chile peppers). Datura is a perennial herb which grows from a tuberous root to 2-5 feet in height and 3-6 feet in width.  It has dark green leaves which grows to 6 inches long and are oval or heart shaped.

Red Butte Photo of the Day 24.August.2009

Chamomile
(Chamaemelum nobile)

Chamomile

Chamomile is a low-growing plant with finely divided leaves.  The daisy-like inflorescence has yellow disk flowers in the center and silvery-white ray flowers surrounding them.

When crushed, the plant gives off a scent similar to apples or bubblegum.

What's in a Sign?

Have you ever wondered what makes up the different parts of a Red Butte
Garden plant sign? If your answer is yes, then you're in luck because
that's what this weeks blog is about!! If your answer is no, well, then
you're out of luck because that is still what this weeks blog is about.

Body 

Symbols

Let's Take a Floral Walk

Welcome to the Floral Walk. Lets begin our stroll at the oak leaf sculpture and head toward the Rose Garden.

Yarrow
Yarrow  Achillea millefolium

Foxglove
Strawberry Foxglove  Digitalis x mertonensis

Globe Thistle
Globe Thistle  Echinops ritro

Mid July Update

Things have been busy here at Red Butte. The horticulturists have been busy in their respective gardens making sure the plants are looking their best and the greenhouse crew have kept the Visitor Center and Orangerie bright with color.BuddlejaRoyal Red Butterfly Bush  Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'

Welcome to the Rose Garden

It's official, the Rose Garden is open and ready for your presence!!!  Everything is planted, most of the roses are blooming and it smells wonderful.

Rose Garden
West Rose Garden Entrance

Ring Garden
Ring Garden Entrance

Henry Fonda Rose
Henry Fonda Rose

In Full Bloom

I know many of Red Butte's visitors love to visit when the wisteria is in bloom and I am here to say that the time has arrived!!  The wisteria bloom is at its peak and it smells delightful. 

Wisteria
Japanese Wisteria  Wisteria floribunda 'Macrobotrys'

Sensational Lilacs

Spring is really here now! The lilacs are in full bloom and they smell wonderful.

If you aren't familiar with Red Butte Garden, the majority of our lilacs are located near the bottom of the Floral Walk near the entrance to the new Rose Garden.  There are also a few in the Children's Garden as well as the Fragrance Garden.

Here are a few cultivars I'd like to highlight.

Lilac
Syringa vulgaris 'Krasavitsa Moskvy'

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HOURS
Jan 2-Mar 31: 9 am-5 pm
April 1-30: 9 am-7:30pm
May 1-Aug 31: 9 am-9 pm*
Sept 1-30: 9 am-7:30 pm*
Oct 1-Dec 23: 9 am-5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Dec 24-Jan 1

*Days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, hours are 9 am-5 pm.

Only Service Animals are allowed in the Garden

GENERAL ADMISSION

Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $10
Seniors (ages 65+): $8
Military w/ID: $8
Children (ages 3-17): $6
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $8
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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