Birds and Butterflies

It's the time of year to keep your eye open for hummingbirds and butterflies. I've started seeing quite a few swallowtail and monarch butterflies around the garden, and the hummingbirds are beginning to spend their time around the hummingbird mint.

Hummingbird Mint

Hummingbird Mint      Agastache rupestris

The best place to see this plant and the hummingbirds it attracts is at the bottom of the Four Seasons Garden on the north side.


Mimosa       Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'

Another great place to see hummingbirds is in the Fragrance Garden by the fountain. The Mimosa Tree's red flowers are very alluring to the little birds.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush       Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight'

Butterfly bushes come in many colors and each one is equally good at attracting butterflies.

Jupiter's Beard

Jupiter's Beard       Centranthus ruber

This perennial is a favorite of butterflies.

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon       Hibiscus syriacus

Few pollinators can resist this beautiful flowers.


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


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Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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