As Utah’s very own arboretum, there’s no better place than Red Butte Garden to celebrate Arbor Day! Visit the Garden to explore the wonderful world of trees through garden tours, scavenger hunts, and more "tree-rific" fun. And don't forget to pick up your FREE tree seedling courtesy of Rocky Mountain Power (while supplies last).
Thanks to funding in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program (ZAP) Arbor Day is a ZAP Free Day!
Enjoy free Garden admission all day.
Garden Members get a year of admission to the Garden, as well as discounts on classes, concert tickets, summer camps, special events, and more!
Tree Giveaway - Red Butte Garden Visitor Center, All Day
Thanks to the generous support of Rocky Mountain Power, all guests leave with a free Eastern redbud, Cercis canadensis, to take home. Trees available while supplies last!
Tree Scavenger Hunt - Throughout the Garden, All Day
Red Butte Garden has an amazing collection of trees! See if you can find the ten trees we’ve highlighted with signs as you explore the Garden this Arbor Day.
Exploration Stops - Throughout the Garden, All Day
Discover the amazing world of trees as you stroll through the Garden! Using your senses, discover the vital role leaves, trunks, roots, and seeds play in the life of a tree.
Poster Contest Ceremony - Orangerie, 10-10:45AM
Students across the state have been busy learning about trees and creating their own posters to illustrate this year’s theme, "Trees are Terrific for a Healthy Environment!” Help us recognize this year’s contest winners at the official Utah State Arbor Day Ceremony.
Tree Planting - Rose Garden, 10:45-11AM
Participate in our 2018 Arbor Day tree planting! A new tree will be added to the Garden’s collection to commemorate this important holiday.
Trees are Terrific Tour - Courtyard Garden, Noon-1PM
Join Heidi Anderson, horticulturist and extraordinaire, for a tour featuring unique and interesting trees around the Garden. Come with questions about tree cultivation in your own yard.
Space is limited to 20 guests. Registration required.
Special thanks to Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Program.
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