Curator's blog

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

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 snow shovels.  The summer just flew by.

Fall Bloomers and Grasses

See!  I kept my word. I updated the blog.

Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone       Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

September Ruby Aster

September Ruby Aster        Aster novae-angliae 'Septemberrubin'

Inside the Orangerie

So far I've taken pictures and blogged about various places around our gardens, but never anything inside our buildings. 

Orangerie

We have a collection of plants in our greenhouse that we rotate through our Orangerie to keep it beautiful.  Since they require a warmer climate to survive, the only place you can see them is in the Orangerie.  So next time you're here, be sure to take a look inside.

Bougainvilla

The Fruits of Red Butte

The term "fruit" has many different meanings depending on the context. In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary together with the seeds of a flowering plant. In cooking, when food items are called "fruit", the term is usually used for those plant fruits that are edible, sweet and fleshy.

Asian Pear

Chojuro Asian Pear      Pyrus 'Chojuro'

Sacred Datura

Last Chance for Daylilies

If your only purpose for visiting Red Butte Garden every year is to see our wonderful day lily collection, this week will probably be your last chance to see them. The best places to see a great variety of day lilies is in the Water Pavilion Garden by the mother moose sculpture, around the water pavillion itself, and along the Floral Walk by the pear arbors. Be sure to check out these beautiful cultivars.

Brodaded Gown

Birds and Butterflies

It's the time of year to keep your eye open for hummingbirds and butterflies. I've started seeing quite a few swallowtail and monarch butterflies around the garden, and the hummingbirds are beginning to spend their time around the hummingbird mint.

Hummingbird Mint

Hummingbird Mint      Agastache rupestris

New Blooms

To start off this weeks blog I want to bring attention to Utah's largest native flower, the Sacred Datura or Angels-Trumpet Datura wrightii.

Sacred Datura

Sacred Datura      Datura wrightii

These beautiful flowers open at night and stay open until they are spent. They have a very sweet fragrance and are related to tomatoes and peppers.



Other beautiful flowers you might find in the garden include:

PENSTEMANIA!

The time has finally come to view our new Penstemon Walk. It is located along the walkway between the Childrens Garden and the Medicinal Garden along both sides of the path.

Rocky Montain Penstemon

Rocky Mountain Penstemon       Penstemon strictus

Firecracker Penstemon

Let the Blooms Begin!

If you're a fan of the Wisteria now is the prime time to see it. They are in full bloom. So don't waste any more time and come visit the garden.

Japanese Wisteria

Japanese Wisteria       Wisteria floribunda

One of our native roses is beginning to flower and will continue for most of the summer. It's pink flowers will then turn to tasty rose hips that are very high in vitamin C.

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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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