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“A calming beautiful escape from the city.”
Review of Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Garden offers something for everyone from children who want to explore to adults looking for landscape and planting ideas. You might enjoy taking a class, packing a picnic, attending a concert or hiking. Red Butte Garden is open year-round with plant interest and events during every season. Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With 100 acres including display and natural gardens, walking paths and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West. New four-acre garden opens May 2017 highlighting: see, grow, save H2o.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Enjoy the different gardens, walking paths, view of the valley, and just being in a lovely environment!

Thank mcfro
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We came here while visiting family in the area. The day was sunny and in the 60's so it was a nice time to be outside but the gardens themselves this time of year are not yet worth the price of admission. I was disappointed to see many invasive species planted in the gardens. I also found the labeling of the plants to be incorrect or the label should be clearer. I would also have liked to see a garden of natural plants to Utah. We may come again later in the season.

Thank Donna R
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RedButteGarden, Public Relations Manager at Red Butte Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Thank you so much for visiting Red Butte Garden while you were in Salt Lake City. We hope you will come back later this spring, summer or fall when there is more in bloom.

It is very possible that the "invasive species" of plants you are referring to are considered invasive in the Northeast, but aren't invasive in this part of the country because of our climate. Unfortunately, there are some invasive species that have made their way into the Garden and our horticulture staff does all they can to control them.

Our horticulture staff is incredibly accurate with the placement of labels and the information that is on them. If an error is noticed by a guest or a sign is misplaced, it is fixed as soon as it is noticed. Since it was early in the season during your visit, it could have looked like there were more labels than plants because most plants are still dormant. Because many plants here are planted close to each other, it could appear that one label is describing something else, but as the garden comes alive, the label will prove to be in front of the correct plant.

So please come back for a visit, and if you do notice something amiss or have questions, please bring it to the attention of our staff. We are always happy to talk to and learn from our guests.

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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

This garden is a jewel. All the flora are native to Utah. It is expanding each year and very child friendly. Beautifully designed with programs year round. There is also an amphitheater that has live music performances with well known artists in the summer. You can walk it or take a tour on a cart driven by knowledgeable docents. Highly recommend.

Thank CAgirlqt
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We have visited Red Butte gardens on several occasions. Spring for the daffodils and other spring flowers, and then the summer and fall has magnificent plantings. Take the guided tour if you are there at the right time and be prepared to learn a lot about the flora of Salt Lake City and Utah.

Thank WyoBus
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The Garden is a friendly place to relax, walk, or have an event. The staff is amazing, the facility impeccable, and the sunsets can't be beat. Local caterers such as Cuisine Unlimited who are familiar with the venue help create not just great events, but unforgettable moments...

Thank icarusxat
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