Bootanical in the Garden

OCTOBER 1-31 SOLD OUT!

THANK YOU FOR MAKING BOOTANICAL A SUCCESS

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

QUESTIONS?

Pre-purchased Tickets & Reservations
To help facilitate physical distancing, all BOOtanical admissions (including free admission AND admission for Garden members) will be controlled through 30-minute timed intervals. Tickets or reservations are required for all guests over the age of 2. Guests aged 2 and under are free. Please reserve your tickets online.


Before arriving at BOOtanical
BOOtanical takes place primarily outside, so dress for the weather. Garden paths will be lit at night, but you may want to bring a flashlight to help guide your way. Please also bring hand sanitizer, face coverings, and snacks. Please note, all guests will be asked to carry out any trash they create (e.g. food wrappers/containers, used napkins, used utensils, etc.).


Arrival at BOOtanical
Guests should arrive at BOOtanical during their designated time slot. Garden staff will facilitate contactless entry through the Visitor Center main entrance. Please be mindful of posted guidelines throughout the Garden and follow instructions given by Garden staff, volunteers, and security.


During BOOtanical
Please practice physical distancing in the Garden and refrain from gathering in groups. Limited restrooms are available. Please be mindful of posted guidelines throughout the Garden and follow instructions given by Garden staff, volunteers, and security.


Face Coverings
Face Coverings (e.g. masks, scarves, neck gaiters, bandanas, etc.) are required on the University of Utah campus, including Red Butte Garden. Face coverings must cover both the nose and mouth and should be used wherever physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain.


COVID-19 Visitation Policies
Find all policy information here:COVID-19 Policies.


Closure Areas
Certain parts of the Garden may be closed during your visit to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.


Costumes
Costumes are encouraged, but please make sure they conform to our Costume Policy.


BOOtanical Lights
Decorative lights turn on each night from 6–9PM. Please stay on the recommended path and follow instructions given by Garden staff, volunteers, and security.


BOOtanical Activities
BOOtanical includes several onsite and virtual activities. See what’s happening in the (Insert Header Name Here) drop-down menu on this page.


Parking?
Please park in the Red Butte Garden parking lot directly in front of the main Visitor Center. Guests may drop off passengers at the front doors before parking. Additional parking is available on Colorow (the street to the south of the Red Butte Garden entrance drive).





REGISTRATION

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL DATES & TIMES
ALL EVENING ENTRY RESERVATIONS END AT 7:30PM
Free Mondays 9am-9pm
Free Tues-Sun 9am-4pm
$5.00 Tues-Sun 5-9pm
Garden Members Free
Children under age 3 Free





Thank You

Utah Division of Arts and Museums Grant


Bootanical in the Garden

Corporate Sponsor

Harmons Corporate Sponsor



Thanks to a generous grant from the Utah State Legislature through the CARES Act and administered by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, we are able to offer free admission to the community.




Something magical is brewing in the Garden!

Welcome to BOOtanical!

The seven monarchs of Halloween—the Pumpkin Queen, Vampire King, Spider Queen, Mummy King, Ghost Queen, Werewolf King, and Witch Queen—have chosen the Garden to host their annual month-long BOOtanical celebration. Each has a task for you to complete while you explore their temporary Red Butte Garden homes.

Discover the ties between Halloween and the natural world. Enjoy safe activities, live local entertainment, and more. Join us for BOOtanical, an outdoor, family-friendly experience in the Garden to celebrate Halloween.



Take a self-guided BOOtanically Wicked Plants tour

During your visit, find and learn about a few spooky plants like the Horned Poppy (Glaucium flavum), Moonflower (Datura), and many others located in the Garden.

Wicked Plants Map




PERFORMERS


Special thanks to all the local performers for joining BOOtanical!

We would also like to thank Pioneer Theatre Company and Utah Shakespeare Festival for generously loaning us some beautifully spooky stage props.




Wed-Sun, Oct 1-4

Thurs 6-8pm - The Snarlin' Yarns, VC Courtyard

Fri 6-8:30pm - Puppets in the City, Fragrance Garden

Fri 6-8pm - The Snarlin' Yarns, VC Courtyard

Sat 10am-3pm - Tif Blue Chalk Artist

Sat 6-7:30pm - Mindy Dillard Solo Musician, Wildflower Meadow

Sat 6-8pm - The Snarlin' Yarns, VC Courtyard




Mon-Sun, Oct 5-11

Mon 6-8pm - The Low Point, VC Courtyard

Thur 6-8pm - The Snarlin' Yarns, VC Courtyard

Fri 2-4pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden

Fri 6-8pm - The Snarlin' Yarns, VC Courtyard

Fri 6:30-8:30pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden

Sat 2-4pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden

Sat 6-7:30pm - Mindy Dillard Singer/Songwriter, Wildflower Meadow

Sat 6-8pm - Municipal Ballet Company, VC Courtyard

Sat 6-8:30pm - Puppets in the City, Roving

Sat 6:30-8:30pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden




Mon-Sun, Oct 12-18

Mon 6-8pm - The Low Point, VC Courtyard

Mon 6-8:30pm - Salt Lake Dance Collective, Roaming

Thur 6-8pm - The Snarlin' Yarns, VC Courtyard

Fri 6-8pm - The Snarlin' Yarns, VC Courtyard

Fri 6:30-8:30pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller Fragrance Garden

Sat 10am-3pm - Alex Platt Chalk Artist

Sat 11am-2pm - Puppets in the City, Roving

Sat 6-7:30pm - Mindy Dillard Singer/Songwriter, Wildflower Meadow

Sat 6-8pm - Municipal Ballet Company VC Courtyard

Sat 6:30-8:30pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden




Mon-Sun, Oct 19-25

Mon 6-8pm - The Low Point, VC Courtyard

Mon 6-8:30pm - Salt Lake Dance Collective, Roaming

Mon 6-8:30pm - Andrew Wiscombe Singer/Songwriter, Wildflower Meadow

Fri 2-4pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden

Fri 6-8pm - The Low Point, VC Courtyard

Fri 6-8:30pm - Puppets in the City, Roving

Fri 6:30-8:30pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden

Sat 10am-3pm - Victor Villarreal Chalk Artist

Sat 2-4pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden

Sat 2-4pm - Andrew Wiscombe Singer/Songwriter, Wildflower Meadow

Sat 6-7:30pm - Mindy Dillard Singer/Songwriter, Wildflower Meadow

Sat 6-8pm - Municipal Ballet Company, VC Courtyard

Sat 6:30-8:30pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden



Mon-Sat, Oct 26-31

Mon 6-8pm - The Low Point, VC Courtyard

Mon 6-8:30pm - Andrew Wiscombe Singer/Songwriter, Wildflower Meadow

Mon 6-8:30pm - Salt Lake Dance Collective, Roaming

Fri 2-4pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden

Fri 6:30-8:30pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden

Sat 10am - Tiffany Blue Chalk Artist

Sat 10am - Camille Grimshaw Chalk Artist

Sat 11am-2pm - Puppets in the City, Roving

Sat 2-3:30pm - Mindy Dillard Singer/Songwriter, Wildflower Meadow

Sat 2-4pm - Ginger Parkinson Storyteller, Fragrance Garden




MEMBER-DAY CRAFT CONTEST

Special Member-only Day Instagram Craft Contest

Winners receive a Red Butte Garden Membership Renewal

Thank you for attending our special member day! When you are finished making your craft a home, snap a photo and post in on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag us using @redbuttegarden and #redbuttegarden. See contest rules below.

Craft Contest Rules




Ginny Penny Ginny Penny

Halloween Plush Cubes

Designed by Ginny Penny. Instructions supplied in craft packet.

Instagram @ginny_penny





Marti Makes Macrame Marti Makes Macrame

Macrame Wall Hanging

Designed by Marti Woolford. Instructions Here

Instagram @marti_makes





Margaret Willis

Adventure Kit

Designed by Margaret Willis. Instructions Here

Instagram @MargaretWillisArts





Luminaria Luminaria

Plant Cyanotype

Designed by Luminaria Instructions Here

Instagram @luminariaslc





FREE CLASSES

Free classes during our BOOtanical celebration are funded in part by the Utah Legislature through the Division of Arts and Museums. Thank you.



Free October Virtual Yoga

Join Kristin Vance with Fluid Heart Yoga for a month of free unlimited virtual yoga classes. Classes are held every Tuesday and Sunday with the sights and sounds of Red Butte Garden.

Sign Up!




Free October Virtual Mindfulness Meditation

Take a moment for yourself during the work week and join Maurena Grossman,RN-C-MI for 30-minutes of Mindfulness. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday evening.

Sign Up!




Free Fall Inspired Snacks

Follow along with Theresa Dvorak MS, RD, as she makes spooky Halloween snacks that everyone in the family will enjoy!

To watch the "Apple Cookie" video Click here.

To watch the "Pumpkins & Broomsticks" video Click here.

To watch the "Ghosts & Teeth" video Click here.

To watch the "Veggie Skeleton" video Click here.

To watch the "Spider PB&J" video Click here.

More info here!




Virtual Classes & Resources

Red Butte Garden is working to provide fun, engaging, nature-based educational activities that everyone can enjoy.

Virtual Resources











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