Plant Collections

Red Butte Garden is more than just a garden with pretty flowers, it is a museum of living plants. The plants are collected for their horticultural merit, use in research and conservation, and for their historical value. Careful records are kept on each plant that is accessioned into our collections.

There are many types of plant collections and Red Butte Garden has collections that each fall into one or more of the following categories:

- Arboretum: A collection of trees, held jointly on the University of Utah campus and    Red Butte Garden.
- Ecological: Plants native to Utah.
- Ethnobotanic: Plants that have a history of use by humans.
- Geographic: Plants with horticultural value from other states or countries that will    perform well in our climate.
- Research/Conservation: Threatened, rare, and endangered species.
- Taxonomic: Represents species, varieties, and cultivars of select taxa.

Aside from our impressive collections, we also maintain a variety of ornamental displays. Displays are plants that are not included in our curated plant collections. We do not keep the same records on them, rather, they are used to enhance our landscape plantings. Our most noteworthy displays include: Daffodils, Miniature Bulbs, and Succulents.

To learn about a few of our collections and displays, please click the images below.

Curious about the plants in the Natural Area? Click on the list to find out what's growing! Natural Area Checklist

HOURS
Jan 2-Mar 31: 9 am-5 pm
Apr 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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