From now until the snow falls is probably the best time to see our fantastic display of ornamental grasses. They are planted in every garden so be sure to spend time walking through each.
The temperatures are beginning to cool down and our roses are still showing off. Come take a walk through our gardens and see how many different cultivars you can count.
Jude The Obscure Rose Rosa 'AUSjo'
It has been an interesting year, that's for sure. Everything is blooming later than normal and some blooming periods are lasting longer, but either way things are in full swing right now. You'll find these beauties as you walk through the garden.
Bellflower Campanula incurva
Grecian Foxglove Digitalis lanata
Today was the perfect day for a hike in the Natural Area. With approximately 3 1/2 miles of trails to hike, Red Butte is a great place to come and escape the city for a while and see some cool native flowers.
Comandra umbellata - Bastard Toadflax
Crepis acuminata - Tapertip Hawksbeard
I think we're FINALLY in springtime.... The daffodils are finishing up and the lilacs, crabapples and viburnums are almost in full swing.
Charles Holetich Lilac
As you have probably noticed, everything has been a bit late to bloom this year and daffodils were no exception. Right now they are at their peak, so come for a visit.
The garden is filled with color everywhere you look. The Irises and other bulbs are open in the Rose Garden and Floral walk and the Daffodils are just beginning to show signs of color.....so get ready for a great show in the next few weeks.
On your way to check out the incredible bulb display in the Rose Garden, look for these gorgeous blooms.
Things have been blooming up here since early February, but up until now winter seems to keep covering them with a blanket of snow....although, as I type this, the rain is turning to snow.
So....when it lets up, be sure to come and see our early spring blooming flowers.
Cyclamen on the floral walk under the Russian Olive trees.
There are some striking new Arums in the Herb Garden this year. Most are spring and summer blooming, but there is one species that blooms in the fall, and right now it is blooming its little heart out.
Red Butte Garden has a new green roof! Come check it out. Its great design is composed of four varieties of Sedum and one variety of Sempervivum all flowing together.
Green roof above Visitor Center gift shop
The planting medium used is called Litetop® Soil. It is a specially blended lightweight growing medium composed of organic and mineral material. It retains moisture for plantings, yet drains excess water quickly and doesn't compact.