The Natural Area Awakes

The snow has melted off most of the natural area and the first spring flowers have started blooming.  Before you head up there to take a look, take a stroll through the Rose Garden and see the amazing display of dwarf Iris.

Iris 1

Iris 2

Iris 3

Now on to the natural area.  Watch for the Indian Potato just along the margin of the melting snow in the newly exposed soil. The entire plant is usually small enough that it can be covered by a quarter.

Indian Potato

Indian Potato   Orogenia linearifolia

Biscuit Root

Biscuit Root     Cymopterus longipes

You can find Biscuit Root in rocky exposed areas, usually ridges, all throughout the natural area.



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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