Annual Spring Plant Sale at Red Butte Garden

Support the Garden and find some great plants! Plan ahead for Mother’s Day by purchasing a colorful hanging basket. See you at the sale!

Shop TWICE! Once to grab those important not-to-miss plants, and a second time to browse for overlooked treasures.

Member Benefit Day

Friday, May 10 from 1-8PM

You must be a current Red Butte Garden member to enter the Spring Plant Sale on Member-only Benefit Day.

Open To General Public

Saturday, May 11 from 9AM-3PM

Free entry to the Plant Sale through the Amphitheatre gates.

Event Location

Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Please enter through the north-facing Amphitheatre gates. See parking section below.

Memberships may be purchased or renewed at the Amphitheatre gate during the sale, or ONLINE TODAY!

What You Will Find at the Annual Red Butte Garden Spring Plant Sale

What You Will Find

The Garden offers an impressive selection of herbs, specialty annuals, vegetables, sun and shade perennials, ornamental grasses, roses, vines, shrubs, conifers, trees, and the best selection of heirloom vegetables, native and water-wise plants you'll find in one location. Our selection includes plants for every situation, including bee-friendly, and high-altitude plants and gifts. Most of the plants are grown by local nurseries and many of the vegetables are grown here in our own greenhouses! This annual plant sale and fundraiser is always a great way to welcome the planting season and support the Garden!

We also offer a variety of organic gardening products such as fertilizers, and coco-fiber that when mixed into your garden or container soil, aids with water retention.

Plants at this Year's Red Butte Garden Annual Spring Plant Sale

2018 Plant List

Click the links below to see lists of the different plants offered:

Plant ID Cards at Annual Red Butte Garden Spring Plant Sale

How to Decipher Our Plant ID Cards

A sticker with an outline of the state of Utah means it's a native plant. Be aware that not all native plants prefer low-water, Utah has many native plants that require consistent moisture.

Utah Native Plant Sign

An orange sticker with a bee means the plant is bee friendly.

Bee-friendly / Attracts Bees Symbol

A green sticker with a mountain image means the plant is hardy at high elevations.

High Elevation Plant Symbol

Be sure to check water requirements listed on the ID cards, whether by text or sticker.

Water Requirements Symbols

Section Highlights at this Year's Red Butte Garden Annual Spring Plant Sale

Section Highlights

  • Our extensive vegetable selection this year includes over 200 different varieties. This includes 67 different tomato cultivars, 37 different peppers (sweet and hot), 25 pumpkins and squash and a wide range of greens. With many heirloom selections. Quite a few of the selections will have been trialed here at the Garden, so you can try the varieties our staff and volunteers have grown and recommended. We will also have a selection of smaller cultivars that are ideal for small spaces or container gardening.

  • Nothing beats the color of flowering annuals for the summer garden! We'll have a wide variety of colors and textures for sun and shade, along with an exciting assortment of succulents. And, don’t forget a hanging basket or mixed planter as a great Mother’s Day gift!

  • Don't forget your favorite culinary, medicinal, tea, and fragrance herbs! Great fresh or preserved, we have a wide variety to grow and enjoy at home. Check out the slow-to-bolt Cilantro 'Ole' and be sure to get your favorite Lavender varieties before they're gone! Try herb combinations like Chamomile, Lemon Grass and Mint in a container to stock up your tea cabinet. Save money on your grocery bill and have fun!!

  • We will have over 300 different species and cultivars of perennials, including sun loving, and shade loving. There is definitely something for every type of situation, including high elevation gardens and bee-friendly plants. Check out the ‘Specialty Perennial’ section if you’re looking for something truly unique, and allow yourself plenty of time to browse!

  • Ornamental grasses add texture and movement to your garden! Often overlooked, grasses serve many functions in a garden in addition to aesthetics. Ornamental Grasses can be used as a focal point or in mass, and come in a variety of colors, textures, sizes, bloom times, and water requirements. Come choose from Bluestem, Feather Reed, Sea Oats, Silver Grass, Muhly, Moor grass and more, including selections ideal for shadier areas, such as Japanese Forest Grass and Sedges. No matter the site conditions or your personal taste we are sure to have an ornamental grass for you!

  • Groundcovers can solve many garden problems, such as steep slopes and masking tough areas with texture and color. From vigorous foliage cover like Wintercreeper and Pachysandra, to charming flowering swathes of Plumbago and tough succulents, we have a groundcover for every growing condition.

  • Our selection of roses includes old-fashioned garden roses, modern shrub roses, miniatures and climbers. Beautiful blooms of all colors, combined with winter hardiness and disease-resistance, make lovely additions in the home landscape. All our roses are ‘own-root’, not grafted, which means although they may be small at first, your favorite rose will not revert back to a root stock variety after a harsh winter.

  • We offer a wide variety of flowering and shade trees, unique conifers, colorful shrubs and flowering vines. We also offer a variety of fruit trees, berry bushes, strawberries and rhubarb. Come with your questions and site information and let us help you select the right plant for your situation.

  • CLICK HERE for information on how to properly plant a tree.

Experts at the Annual Red Butte Garden Spring Plant Sale

Experts on Hand

With our Garden staff and volunteers, there will be plenty of qualified help to answer your plant and gardening questions.

What to Bring to Annual Red Butte Garden Spring Plant Sale

What to Bring

If you have your own small wagon, bring it! We have a few shopping carts and plenty of cardboard plant trays.



From the four-way stop sign at Chipeta and Wakara Way, turn left (or North) and follow the signs. Enter through the north-facing gate used for general admission during concerts.


Parking is available in lot #75 outside the sale entrance and in the new parking garage just north of the amphitheatre entrance. We also protect a “loading only” area near the sale entrance/checkout for loading plants after you are able to collect your vehicle. Note too that there are few handicapped parking stalls in this particular University lot.

Red Butte Garden Spring Plant Sale Parking

CLICK HERE for a larger map.

All Plant Sale Purchases are FINAL

Thank You For Your Support of the Garden!

2018 Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series

Date Concert Member Public Day of Show
Wed 5/23 The Devil Makes Three & The Wood Brothers $40 $45 $47
Tues 6/12 Ryan Adams $41 $46 $48
Wed 6/13 Violent Femmes w/Ava Mendoza $37 $42 $44
Mon 6/18 Barenaked Ladies/Better Than Ezra/KT Tunstall $65 $70 $72
Tues 6/19 Dispatch w/ Nahko and Medicine for the People $48 $53 $55
Wed 6/27 Michael Franti & Spearhead $53 $58 $60
Tues 7/3 The Avett Brothers w/Jill Andrews $55 $60 $62
Fri 7/13 Sheryl Crow w/ Caitlyn Smith $76 $81 $83
Mon 7/16 Counting Crows w/ Boom Forest $90 $95 $97
Thurs 7/19 Jackson Browne $62 $67 $69
Fri 7/20 Retro Futura - Belinda Carlisle/ABC/Modern English $52 $57 $59
Wed 7/25 TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band w/ Alicia Michilli $42 $47 $49
Thurs 7/26 Chris Isaak $48 $53 $55
Tues 7/31 Big Head Todd & The Monsters/ Toad The Wet Sprocket $43 $48 $50
Wed 8/1 Utah Symphony $34 $39 $41
Thurs 8/2 Death Cab for Cutie $50 $55 $57
Sun 8/5 Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite $55 $60 $62
Tues 8/7 Greensky Bluegrass $35 $40 $42
Thurs 8/9 Lost 80s - Flock of Seagulls/ Wang Chung/ Men w/o Hats $48 $53 $55
Fri 8/10 Angelique Kidjo/ Fami Kuti $45 $50 $52
Mon 8/13 Brandi Carlile w/ The Secret Sisters $50 $55 $57
Wed 8/15 Huey Lewis & The News $68 $73 $75
Thurs 8/16 Gipsy Kings $60 $65 $67
Tues 8/21 Indigo Girls $40 $45 $47
Fri 8/24 Shakey Graves/ Jose Gonzales & The Brite Lites $32 $37 $39
Tues 9/4 Gary Clark Jr. $50 $55 $57
Mon 9/10 O.A.R. w/ Matt Nathanson $52 $57 $59
Wed 9/12 Trombone Shorty's Voodoo Threauxdown $62 $67 $69
Sun 9/16 Rodrigo y Gabriela $46 $51 $53
Mon 9/17 Billy Idol $67 $72 $74

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