Curator's blog

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'

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 GardenFour Seasons Garden

Daffodil

The Garden Awakes

Spring appears to be right around the corner!  Throughout the garden
various bulbs are starting to push their leaves through the soil; some
have started blooming. Things are beginning to green up and even a few
autum crocuses couldn't wait for fall and decided to bloom now.

Snowdrops
Galanthus nivalis  Snowdrops

Snowdrops can be found throughout many of our planting beds including the Floral walk and Herb Garden.

Sneak Peek of the new Rose Garden

Our new Rose Garden is in its final stages and scheduled to open this spring.  Here is a wintery sneak peek to get you excited for its grand opening.

Rose Garden 1
Wall Garden

Rose Garden 2
Wedding Lawn

Rose Garden 3
Looking East toward the Water Pavillion

 

Winter in the Garden

If you haven't had the chance to visit the garden this winter, now is the perfect time.  The snow really brings out the colors within the garden. 

Tulip Tree
Liriodendron tulipifera Dried fruit with snow

Tis the Season

It is that time of year again! We've had our first snow storm....and second....with many more to come. 

VC Welcome

VC Trees

 Pine Balls

Ornaments

Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas.....Happy Holidays!

Fall is Here!

Well folks, it looks like fall is officially here.

Yellow Big Tooth Maple
Big Tooth Maple  Acer grandidentatum

It seems like just yesterday that we couldn't wait for the snow to melt so we could get out and work in our gardens, and already some of us have  had to break out the snowshovels.  The summer just flew by.

Fall Bloomers and Grasses

See!  I kept my word. I updated the blog.Japanese AnemoneJapanese Anemone  Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' 

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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
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