Curator's blog

Tantalizing Textures

The leaves have fallen on many of our trees, revealing the often overlooked textures and colors of their beautiful bark. The bark of trees and shrubs can create a tantalizing display of papery peels, deep gnarled fissures and lovely color gradients that provide visual interest throughout the fall and winter.

Paperbark Maple Branch    Acer griseum


Cold Weather Performers

Just because the weather isn't warm anymore doesn't mean there arent plenty of beautiful things to be seen throughout the garden.


Blackbird Euphorbia    Euphorbia 'Blackbird'




Texas Red Oak    Quercus texana


Winter Walk 2012

After the first major snowstorm of the year the garden looks great! The backdrop of snow creates a great contrast between our evergreens and trees and blanket of white.


Variegated Japanese Euonymus    Euonymus japonicus 'Aureo-Variegata'


Red Butte Maples

Fall is the time when most maples put on the best show. At Red Butte Garden we have a nice selection of maples to give you a good taste of how maples can enhance your own garden.


Big Tooth Maple    Acer grandidentatum



Fall Fashion

Fall is definitely here folks and it's putting on its best dress just in time for Garden After Dark which begins October 18th. The Garden is draped with brilliant fall foliage, fall blooming flowers and showy seed heads.

Our Phenomenal Grasses

Fall is the best time to visit Red Butte Garden to see our extraordinary ornamental grass collection. Examples of our collection can be found in every garden. Be sure you don't miss seeing a single one.

Blue Grama Grass  Bouteloua gracilis

August is for the Asters

Late summer at Red Butte is when many plants in the sunflower, or aster family, (Asteraceae) put on the best show.

September Ruby Aster  Aster novae-angilae 'Septemberrubin'

The flowers in this family come in many sizes from the very large like the garden sunflower, to the very small like the native Broom Snakeweed.

Hot Blossoms

Even though it has felt like the surface of the sun outside, many of the plants love it and are blooming like there's no tomorrow!

Spanish Lavender  Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'


Yellow Storksbill  Erodium chrysanthum

A Little Bit of Everything

It is the end of July and there are still plenty of flowers to see. Some plants are still flowering, some are re-flowering and other flowers are new.

The great thing about re-visiting Red Butte Garden is the constant change of color and variety of blossoms. Each time you visit is like your first time.

Echeveria   Echeveria subrigida 'Fire and Ice'

Summer Blooms

Now is a great time to visit Red Butte if you haven't been in a while because the garden is constantly changing. What was blooming earlier in the summer has finished its blooming cycle and has passed the baton on to those next in line to flower.


Giant Hyssop  Agastache foeniculum

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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
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