Curator's blog

Blooming Bulbs

The daffodils are in full bloom throughout the garden; approximately 150,000 of them!! The majority of the bulbs are located in the Four Seasons Garden and along the Floral walk, but you can also find them popping up in many other gardens.

Four Seasons GardenFour Seasons Garden

Daffodil

The Garden Awakes

Spring appears to be right around the corner!  Throughout the garden
various bulbs are starting to push their leaves through the soil; some
have started blooming. Things are beginning to green up and even a few
autum crocuses couldn't wait for fall and decided to bloom now.

Snowdrops
Galanthus nivalis  Snowdrops

Snowdrops can be found throughout many of our planting beds including the Floral walk and Herb Garden.

Sneak Peek of the new Rose Garden

Our new Rose Garden is in its final stages and scheduled to open this spring.  Here is a wintery sneak peek to get you excited for its grand opening.

Rose Garden 1
Wall Garden

Rose Garden 2
Wedding Lawn

Rose Garden 3
Looking East toward the Water Pavillion

 

Winter in the Garden

If you haven't had the chance to visit the garden this winter, now is the perfect time.  The snow really brings out the colors within the garden. 

Tulip Tree
Liriodendron tulipifera Dried fruit with snow

Tis the Season

It is that time of year again! We've had our first snow storm....and second....with many more to come. 

VC Welcome

VC Trees

 Pine Balls

Ornaments

Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas.....Happy Holidays!

Fall is Here!

Well folks, it looks like fall is officially here.

Yellow Big Tooth Maple
Big Tooth Maple  Acer grandidentatum

It seems like just yesterday that we couldn't wait for the snow to melt so we could get out and work in our gardens, and already some of us have  had to break out the snowshovels.  The summer just flew by.

Fall Bloomers and Grasses

See!  I kept my word. I updated the blog.Japanese AnemoneJapanese Anemone  Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' 

Inside the Orangerie

So far I've taken pictures and blogged about various places around our gardens, but never anything inside our buildings. 

Orangerie
We have a collection of plants in our greenhouse that we rotate through
our Orangerie to keep it beautiful.  Since they require a warmer
climate to survive, the only place you can see them is in the
Orangerie.  So next time you're here, be sure to take a look inside.

The Fruits of Red Butte

The term "fruit" has many different meanings depending on the context. In botany, a fruit is the ripened ovary together with the seedsof a flowering plant. In cooking, when food items are called "fruit", the term is usually used for those plant fruits that are edible, sweet and fleshy.

Below are some examples of fruits in the garden. Asian Pear
Chojuro Asian Pear Pyrus 'Chojuro'

Last Chance for Daylilies

If your only purpose for visiting Red Butte Garden every year is to see our wonderful daylily collection, this week will probably be your last chance to see them.

The best places to see a great variety of daylilies is in the Water Pavillion Garden by the mother moose sculpture, around the water pavillion itself, and along the Floral Walk by the pear arbors.

Check out these beautiful cultivars.

Brodaded Gown
Hemerocallis 'Brocaded Gown'

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HOURS
Jan 2-Mar 31: 9 am-5 pm
April 1-30: 9 am-7:30pm
May 1-Aug 31: 9 am-9 pm*
Sept 1-30: 9 am-7:30 pm*
Oct 1-Dec 23: 9 am-5 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day
and Dec 24-Jan 1

*Days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, hours are 9 am-5 pm.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $10
Seniors (ages 65+): $8
Military w/ID: $8
Children (ages 3-17): $6
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $8
U of U Students: Free with valid ID

Groups (12 or more) $1 off ea. person

Enjoy half-price admission December, January, and February

CONTACT
(801)585-0556

LOCATION
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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