Flower Festivals & Gardens
Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point
In April, Thanksgiving Point in Lehi hosts one of Utah’s most popular events: the annual Tulip Festival. More than 100,000 guests take in the sensational display created with bulbs imported directly from Holland.
Blooms to see: nearly 300,000 tulips.
Wildflower Festival in Cedar Breaks
Just outside Cedar City, the Cedar Breaks National Monument comes alive with wildflower color in July during the Wildflower Festival in Cedar Breaks. Over 250 wildflower species paint the canvas of colorful cliffs of the Markagunt Plateau.
Blooms to see: columbine, aspen bluebells, milkweed, Indian paintbrush, sunflowers, primrose, aster, flax, fireweed, pretty shooting star, marsh marigolds, lupine and larkspur.
Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City
Red Butte Garden sits on 100 acres in the Salt Lake City foothills. As the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West, the community-funded garden contains over 21 acres of developed gardens, including the herb garden, rose garden and a tropical-plant filled Orangerie.
Blooms to see: 524,000 bulbs, herb garden, rose garden, a tropical-plant-filled Orangerie, fragrance garden, water pavilion garden, wildflower meadow and water conservation garden.