Curator's blog

Fall is for the Grasses

From now until the snow falls is the best time to see our fantastic display of ornamental grasses. They are planted in every garden so be sure to them all.

September Roses

The temperatures are beginning to cool down and our roses are still showing off.  Come take a walk through our gardens and see how many different cultivars you can count.

 Jude The Obscure Rose
Jude The Obscure Rose  Rosa 'AUSjo'

August Blooms

It has been an interesting year, that's for sure. Everything is blooming later than normal and some blooming periods are lasting longer, but either way things are in full swing right now.  You'll find these beauties as you walk through the garden.

Campanula incurva
Bellflower  Campanula incurva

Digitalis lanata
Grecian Foxglove  Digitalis lanata

A Walk in the Natural Area

Today was the perfect day for a hike in the Natural Area. With approximately 3 1/2 miles of trails to hike, Red Butte is a great place to come and escape the city for a while and see some cool native flowers.

Comandra
Comandra umbellata - Bastard Toadflax

Crepis
Crepis acuminata - Tapertip Hawksbeard

Spring is here......maybe.

I think we're FINALLY in springtime.... The daffodils are finishing up and the lilacs, crabapples and viburnums are almost in full swing.

Volcan
Volcan Lilac

Syringa
Charles Holetich Lilac

Syringa
Firmament Lilac

Daffodils

As you have probably noticed, everything has been a bit late to bloom this year and daffodils were no exception.  Right now they are at their peak, so come for a visit.

Ceylon

 Cheerfulness Yellow

 Passionale

Come Visit!!

The garden is filled with color everywhere you look.  The Irises and other bulbs are open in the Rose Garden and Floral walk and the Daffodils are just beginning to show signs of color.....so get ready for a great show in the next few weeks.

On your way to check out the incredible bulb display in the Rose Garden, look for these gorgeous blooms.

First Blooms

Things have been blooming up here since early February, but up until now winter seems to keep covering them with a blanket of snow....although, as I type this, the rain is turning to snow.

So....when it lets up, be sure to come and see our early spring blooming flowers.

Cyclamen
Cyclamen on the floral walk under the Russian Olive trees.

Fall Bloomer

There are some striking new Arums in the Herb Garden this year. Most are spring and summer blooming, but there is one species that blooms in the fall, and right now it is blooming its little heart out.

Arum pictum
Arum pictum

Visitor Center Green Roof

Red Butte Garden has a new green roof!  Come check it out.  Its great design is composed of four varieties of Sedum and one variety of Sempervivum all flowing together.

 Green Roof
Green roof above Visitor Center gift shop

The planting medium used is called Litetop® Soil.  It is a specially blended lightweight growing medium composed of organic and mineral material. It retains moisture for plantings, yet drains excess water quickly and doesn't compact.

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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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