Penstemons in Bloom

As the Garden springs back to life in leaps and bounds, one flower always makes a statement, the Penstemon. Their tall and stately flower stalks are coming alive with color and a sea of pollinators in nearly every corner of the Garden.

Wasatch Penstemon,    Penstemon cyananthus,
carpet the Natural Area above the Great Wall.

Scabland Penstemon    Penstemon deustus    is awash with tiny blooms.

Rocky Mountain Penstemon    Penstemon strictus "Bandera"   
is just beginning to flower.

Utah Penstemon    Penstemon utahensis    is at it's peak for this bloom.

Mat Penstemon    Penstemon caespitosus var. caespitosus

For the most spectacular display of Penstemon take a walk above the Children's Garden on the Sprout House Roof. While your there take a moment to enjoy the stunning colors of the Claret Cup Cactus. It's a great time of year for a walk through the Garden, come visit us soon!

Claret Cup Cactus    Echinocereus triglochidatus

Photos by Sarah Anderson


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


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Children (under 3): Free
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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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