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Red Butte Photo of the Day 25.August.2009

Datura

Sacred Datura      Datura wrightii)

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

Chamomile       Chamaemelum nobile)

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

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.

Buddleja

Royal Red Butterfly Bush       Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'

Buddleja

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'

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'

PLANT SALE 2009!!

Plant Sale

Blooming Bulbs

The daffodils are in full bloom throughout the garden; approximately 150,000 of them!! The majority of the bulbs are located in the Four Seasons Garden and along the Floral walk, but you can also find them popping up in many other gardens.

Four Seasons Garden

Four Seasons Garden

Daffodil

Daffodil

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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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