Curator's blog

Come Mallow Out with Our Hibiscus

The Mallow family brings the garden a wealth of beautiful summer bloomers that are just waiting to dazzle you as you take a relaxing stroll through the garden.

White Chiffon Rose of Sharon    Hibiscus syriacus 'Notwood Two'

Meadow Walk

Often overlooked and underused, our Wildflower Meadow has a lot to offer. With a meandering path now mowed through the center, you can get up close and personal with some neatly labeled water-wise grasses and perennials.

A sign welcomes you to enter the meadow to begin your experience.

Blooms That Have it Made in the Shade

Having a shady and beautiful garden to escape to can be an incredible respite for the mind and body. Shady spots throughout Red Butte Garden are sure to bring you wonderful inspiration for your own garden, or the escape you need.

Hardy Begonia    Begonia grandis ssp. grandis

Hot Blooms in the City

Summer is definitely here and the Garden is in full bloom! This is a great time to experience the Garden at full tilt, awash in beautiful blooms, buzzing pollinators and talkative birds. Shade can be found around every corner and now is great time to enjoy summer in the Garden,

Pink Mist Pincushion Flower    Scabiosa 'Pink Mist'

Red, White, and, Ka-Bloom!

Happy Fourth of July!

Come celebrate our country's independence and bring your family and friends to the Garden and explore the gardens and Natural Area. There is plenty blooming throughout.

Fire Chalice    Zauschneria latifolia

This native, water-wise plant not only blooms for many weeks, it attracts bees and hummingbirds.

Rare Orchid

Spiranthes diluvialis
By Rita Reisor, Conservation Director

Spirals of beautiful cream-colored flowers wind up the stalks of the rare Ute Ladies’ Tresses Orchid (Spiranthes diluvialis) in our Conservation greenhouse.

Spiranthes diluvialis blooming in our Conservation greenhouse.

Pollinators on Parade

In honor of National Pollinators Week and the wonderful buzzing buddies that keep flowering plants in business, this weeks blog will show off some of the pollinators and other insects we have in the Garden. Come tour the garden and enjoy the show as the air around many of our plants comes alive with butterflies, bee's and more!

Hunt's Bumble Bee on Ice Plant    Bombus huntii / Delosperma cooperi

Windows of Beauty

The Garden is in it's full glory, absolutely awash with blooms and beauty! Every week is bringing a chance to experience something new in the garden, some of which are only available for a limited time. Be sure to visit the Garden often to take advantage of every window of opportunity!

Dragon Arum    Dracunculus vulgaris

Iris You'd Come for a Visit

Our Irises are looking fantastic this year and they are at the peak of their bloom. Although, the majority can be found in the Rose and Water Pavilion gardens, you can find a few just about everywhere, so be sure to stroll through every corner of the Garden.

Beverly Sills Bearded Iris   Iris 'Beverly Sills'

Return of the Roses

As a wonderful warmth returns to our fair Garden, so does the blooming of our collection of ravishing roses. This week has seen the beginning of what is sure to be a spectacular season as buds abound and blooms open their eyes to the bright and beautiful sun.

Wingthorn Rose    Rosa sericea ssp. omeiensis f. pteracantha

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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


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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


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