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Red Butte Garden   |  Austen Diamond/Visit Salt Lake

Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden stands as the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West (100 acres total with 22 acres of display gardens) and, together with the University of Utah, is the official state arboretum. It’s as much a horticulturist’s study laboratory as it is an outdoor community hub — a school for the hobby gardener, a meeting spot for a walk with friends, a refuge for parents to let their kiddos explore and an outlet for the summer concert-goer.

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Red Butte Garden tucks neatly into the foothills of Salt Lake City, just 4.5 miles from downtown. Sensational views can be found in every direction, with the mighty Wasatch Mountains above and the Salt Lake valley below.

While enjoying a peaceful stroll or tour through the garden, be sure to visit respectively and avoid touching or picking the plants and flora that surround you.

Open year-round, the Garden's Orangerie is popular for indoor weddings, formal dinners and open-house events.

Photo: Eric Schramm/Visit Salt Lake

Red Butte Garden stands as the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West – 100 acres total with 22 acres of display gardens.

Photo: Eric Schramm/Visit Salt Lake

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Things to Know

  • The garden is open year-round, except Thanksgiving and around the Christmas and New Years’ holidays.
  • There is no direct public transportation to Red Butte Garden though there are options that will get you close to the Visitor Center and Amphitheater.
  • Visitors are welcome to take snapshots for private use or for sharing on social media and should consult the garden’s policy for public and private photography sessions.
  • Red Butte Garden is a short five-minute walk to the Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy the Bonneville Shoreline Trail system that runs around Red Butte Garden.
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