First Flowers!

It's happening folks! The garden is waking up. We may not be out of the woods yet as far as cold weather goes, but some of the plants have decided to flower a few weeks earlier than normal.


Gray Alder    Alnus incana

This native water-loving tree produces catkins early in spring that are pollinated by the wind.


Snowdrops    Galanthus nivalis

You can find these delightful little flowers popping up all along the Floral Walk.


Arnold Promise Witch-Hazel    Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'

The bright yellow, thread-like petals really stand out against a woodland backdrop. This specimen grows in Fern Gully.


Amethyst Witch-Hazel    Hamamelis 'Amethyst'

This Witch-Hazel is a new addition to our Fragrance Garden. You can see it growing behind the west swing.

We couldn't talk about the first flowers of the year without highlighting one of our adorable natives.

Indian Potato    Orogenia linearifolia

Indian Potato is usually the first native flower to pop up in the Natural Area. It often blooms as soon as the snow is no longer covering the soil.

Photos by Jason Baker


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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