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Red Butte Garden
Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden

Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm
300 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, 84108

The Basics

Adjacent to the University of Utah, the Red Butte Garden is as focused on education as it is on natural beauty. You can explore on your own and learn from the plaques throughout the garden, or hop on a tram tour or guided walk. If you have time for a deeper dive, consider attending classes such as pruning and water-wise gardening. The garden also hosts kid-focused workshops, summer camps, and a popular summer concert series.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Salt Lake City

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Be sure to print your ticket, it's not "Will Call."
GordonGartrell, Jul 2021
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Red Butte Gardens is beautiful. But I had to buy another ticket when I got to the door because I had neglected to print out the one I bought on their website, and I didn't have the confirmation email with me. I thought it was a "Will Call" situation, so I showed up and told them my name, and they said they had no way to find my ticket.
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Magical
Jillyn, Aug 2021
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It was a rainy day and we basically had the gardens to ourselves. It was magical. We hiked the trail to the top that overlooked the valley and watched a fog bank slowly envelop the entire valley. The gardens were beautiful. We will definitely revisit on a day when the weather is better and we can sit on the benches and soak in the beauty instead of the rain.
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Garden of my dream
VLADIMIR_I, Jul 2021
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The most beautiful garden I’ve ever seen. It has all varieties of the flowers, which are skillfully grouped together to form the wonderful island of the color and fragrance.
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Beautiful tour
Pakita_E, Jun 2021
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I enjoyed seeing the different plants and flowers. The fragrance garden and rose garden were my favorites. It was beautiful and their were some great views at the top.
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Great
Carmela_G, May 2021
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Great place and fast ticket buying .great flowers relaxing great walk bring water enough shade good shop
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Outstanding
DONALD_S, May 2021
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We loved that the people were friendly and knowledgeable answering questions.the grounds were very beautiful and maintained. Well worth the money.
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Breath taking views
Gina_M, Apr 2021
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Very pretty even in early spring! The walk around the gardens and the view was breath taking! I will be back in the summer! 😁

Things to Know Before You Go

  • You can pay a one-time entrance fee or get an annual pass that also offers entrance into reciprocal gardens across the nation.
  • No reservations are needed for free tram tours, but for a private walking tour you must make reservations 10 days in advance.
  • The gardens are wheelchair accessible and the first-come, first-serve tram tours give priority to people with limited mobility.xa0
  • Snapshot photography is welcome but photographers must make prior arrangements for professional photoshoots.
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How to Get There

The gardens are easiest to reach by car—from downtown Salt Lake City take University Boulevard to Wakara Way. You can also take a bus or university shuttle to the University of Utah campus and walk to the garden from there.

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When to Get There

The gardens are open all year round (half-price admission December, January, and February) and the flower gardens are at their most impressive in the spring. The summertime concerts are also one of the park’s top attractions—check the online schedule for event details.

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Wildcard

Listen to Live Music at Red Butte Garden Pack a blanket, get ready to dance in the grass, and head to Red Butte Garden’s scenic outdoor amphitheater. Hosting a series of shows throughout the summer, the park welcomes music lovers to bring a picnic, drinks (there is a concession stand at the venue but if you want alcoholic beverages bring your own), and sun (or rain) protection depending on the weather.

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