Tantalizing Textures

The leaves have fallen on many of our trees, revealing the often overlooked textures and colors of their beautiful bark. The bark of trees and shrubs can create a tantalizing display of papery peels, deep gnarled fissures and lovely color gradients that provide visual interest throughout the fall and winter.

Paperbark Maple Branch       Acer griseum

Paperbark Maple Trunk       Acer griseum

Cully Black Birch       Betula nigra 'Cully'

European White Birch       Betula pendula

Chinese Fringe Tree       Chionanthus retusus

Scots Pine       Pinus sylvestris 'Fastigiata'

Red Osier Dogwood       Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi'

Cherry       Prunus sp.

Xanthoria Lichens decorate the bark of the Sweetgum tree       Liquidambar styraciflua

Red Butte Garden has beauty to be discovered every day of the year. Bundle up and come enjoy our hidden treasures today.

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


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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