Summer in the Natural Area

A stunning second bloom is carpeting the Natural area with a rainbow of color and scents, all available with a nice hike on any of our Natural Area trails. This dazzling display includes the state flower, The Sego Lily!

A Sego Lily     Calochortus nuttallii     bud shows hints of the the lovely colors of its center.

Even the insects can't resist visiting the striking Sego Lily     Calochortus nuttallii     blooms!

Rocky Mountain Columbine%nbsp;   Aquilegia caerulea    are in full bloom.

Palmer's Penstemon    Penstemon palmeri

Parsnipflower Buckwheat    Eriogonum heracleoides

Sticky Geranium    Geranium viscosissimum

Munros Globemallow    Sphaeralcea munroana

This is a great time of year to familiarize yourself with some of our stunning native flowers, and find some great xeriscaping ideas, with a walk through the Natural Area!

Photo's by Sarah Sandoval


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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