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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.

Which Echinops is it?

This year, the most common question I have received is how to tell apart our globe thistles. Hopefully this blooming blog post will clear things up and make you an expert the next time you visit.

In case you do not know what I'm talking about, I'll fill you in.  Near our Rainbird sculpture on the the Floral Walk and entrance to the Fragrance Garden are 3 different colors of Echinops; two on the east side and one on the west side of the path.

Lavender!

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If you are a fan of hardy lavender, now is the time to visit! The gardens are filled with the enticing aroma. The best places to see lavender at Red Butte are in the Fragrance Garden and the Four Seasons Garden.
Hidcote
Hidcote Lavender  Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Pioneer Day Blooming

The garden is still alive with blossoms. There isn't anywhere in the garden you won't find beautiful, interesting and fragrant blossoms.

Bear's Breeches
Bear's Breeches  Acanthus spinosus
You can see Bear's Breeches growing in the Rose Garden on the pathway around the wedding lawn.

Cacti in Bloom

For those who get excited about cacti like I do, you'll be happy to know that Red Butte's cacti are in bloom!!!

To see them in all their glory, visit the Sprout House roof and flower bed across the path.

Echinocereus fendleri
Fendlers Cactus  Echinocereus fendleri

Wisteria

That's right! The Wisteria is blooming!

Wisteria 

Giant Club Cactus

Hey! Be sure to catch our Giant Club Cactus blooming in the Visitor Center.

Club Cactus 

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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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