Curator's blog

It's May!

Most of you know the flowers in our formal gardens, but how many take the time to visit the natural area to see the beautiful native blooms? Right now is probably the best time to see our native flowers at their best.


Arrowleaf Balsamroot   Balsamorhiza sagittata

End of April

It feels like summer outside and the plants are trying to catch up with the warm temperatures. The bulbs and daffodils are nearing the end of their cycle, but there are still plenty of them blooming throughout the gardens.

The crabapples are in full swing and can be found in every garden with flowers ranging in color from pure white to deep pink.


Adam's Crabapple   Malus 'Adams'

Mid and Late Season Daffodils

The mid and late season daffodils are still going strong if you haven't had a chance to see our amazing daffodil display yet. The best places to catch them are the Four Seasons Garden, Floral Walk and Rose Garden.


Narcissus 'Carlton'

Mid Season Daffodils

Our daffodils are in full bloom here at Red Butte, from the very small cultivars to the very tall, they are up and open in all the gardens.

Some daffodils you might see while you're walking around the Garden are posted below, but there are many many more!!


Narcissus 'Camelot'


Narcissus 'Jack Snipe'

Magnolia Madness!!

2012 seems to be a very good year for our Magnolias at Red Butte Garden. With the mild winter and a warm spring, the gorgeous flowers have been retaining their color and fragrance very well.

You can see our various Magnolias near the Courtyard, along the Floral walk and in the Fragrance Garden.

Leonard Messel Magnolia   Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel'

Blooming Bulbs 2012

It's that time folks! The bulbs are awake and are open all over the Garden. This year Red Butte Garden will have over 300,000 bulbs blooming.

Be sure to visit multiple times throughout the bulb season to see the many varieties on display.

All Bark, No Bite

It looks like, for the moment, Utah might be having a little bit of winter. So while everything that's blooming is under a thin blanket of snow, lets take our attention to the often overlooked and attractive bark possessed by so many trees and shrubs within the gardens.

The Paperbark Maple can be found along the Floral Walk and in the Perennial Garden. The exfoliating bark looks nice when back lit with morning sun.

Winter Conifers

Winter time - with or without snow - presents a wonderful time to explore the gardens and see our ever expanding conifer collections. We have conifers in many locations in every garden within Red Butte. There are many new and unique varieties added each year and the best way to find out about them is to visit often and explore every garden.


Norway Spruce Picea abies

Seven-Son Flower - Heptacodium miconioides

One truly magnificent tree at Red Butte Garden is the Seven-Son Flower (Heptacodium miconioides).

Heptacodium
Seven-Son Flower  Heptacodium miconioides

Fall at Red Butte Garden

The colors at Red Butte Garden and the surrounding foothills are filled with autumn colors. Come take a walk through the garden before the leaves are all gone.

Amur Maple
Amur Maple  Acer ginnala

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