One of the great botanical gardens in the West and a marvelous Daffodil Display each spring is found at Red Butte Garden during the spring months of mid-March, April, and early May.
Different bulb varieties peak at different times - so visit the Garden often this spring to see what's blooming.
If you and your family plan to visit the Garden more than twice this year to see all the blooms, floral displays, take classes, or attend our family-friendly events, a Garden Membership will actually save you money!
Every fall, Red Butte Garden volunteers and staff plant additional bulbs throughout the Garden, including an astounding 42,000 in the Water Conservation Garden in 2018, bringing up the total to a colorful array of over 500,000 blooming bulbs! Of those over 230,000 are daffodils. Other bulbs include Allium, Anemone, Calochortus, Camassia, Chionodoxa, Cyclamen, Erythronium, Fritillaria, Galanthus, Hyacinth, Hyacinthoides, Ipheion, Iris, Leucojum, Muscari, Scilla, Triteleia, and more. Further complimenting the blooming bulbs are blossoming trees, shrubs, and vines such as Magnolia, Flowering Pear, Crabapple, Hawthorn, Viburnum, Wisteria, Foxtail Lily, Lilac, and more!
Since 2013, Red Butte Garden has been recognized as an Official Display Garden by the American Daffodil Society. Our display includes 157 different cultivars from all 13 official divisions recognized by the Royal Horticultural Society of England. Our display also includes 14 recipients of the Wister and Panil Awards, which recognizes outstanding American hybridizers and daffodil selections.
In mid-March, thousands of miniature bulbs including Reticulated Iris, Siberian Squill, and Glory-of-the-Snow are not to be missed in the Rose Garden. The miniature bulbs are soon followed by thousands of daffodils and other blooming bulbs throughout the Garden.
Pack a picnic, bring your kids to play in the Children’s Garden, take a walk through the Garden's paved paths, hike in the Natural Area, or just relax and take in the warm spring sunshine.