Mary Lou Romney

Botanical Art Exhibit

March 1-24

Many students of Red Butte Garden will remember our local artist, Mary Lou Romney, who spent seventeen years assisting in the design, implementation and promotion of the gardens as they first began. Her Sego Lilly fountain design is the prominent display upon entering the gardens and stands 10 feet in diameter and is cut from varying shades of marble. The plaza is surrounded with red sandstone benches which include her wildflower drawings etched into the stone. In Mary Lou’s diary she states that the display of 42 pieces of her art at the Red Butte Gardens Art Show was the crowning achievement of her career in 1994, just a few years before her passing.

Join with Mary Lou’s daughter, Mary Anne Romney, in a joint display of fine art. Mary Lou’s finest botanical pieces will be displayed in miniature side-by-side with Mary Anne’s modern techniques. For those who knew Mary Lou, you will be delighted to see the influence that growing up around her mom has produced in her daughter’s work. The delight in capturing beauty carries on.

Meet the artist reception: March 16, 2-5pm and March 23, 2-5pm

Red Butte Garden Visitor Center
Regular Garden Admission / Garden Members Free


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


Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $12
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


300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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