Plant Collections

Red Butte Garden is more than a garden with pretty flowers, it's also a museum of living plants. The plants are collected for their horticultural merit, for use in research and conservation, or for inclusion in our large campus arboretum. Careful records are kept on each plant that is accessioned into our collections. These plants and their associated records are useful to educators, interpreters, and researchers and at the same time create a beautiful and relaxing setting for walks, events, and picnics.

Horticulture

Name

Number of Species

Number of infraspecific taxa

Location

Artemisia (SAGEBRUSH, MUGWORT, WORMWOOD)

8

12

Throughout the Garden

Conifer (FIR, PINE, SPRUCE)

69

170

Throughout the Garden

Hemerocallis (DAYLILY)

2

118 

Water Pavilion and throughout the Garden

Lavandula (LAVENDER)

2

11

Terrace Gardens

Malus (APPLE, CRAB APPLE)

 

19

Amphitheater and throughout the Garden

Origanum (ORIGANO, MARJORAM, DITTANY)

3

5

Terrace gardens

Ornamental Grass

30

92

Water Pavilion, Four Season Garden, and throughout

Penstemon

17

29

Terrace and Children's gardens

Salvia

4

15

Terrace gardens

Syringa (LILAC)

3

23

Floral Walk and throughout the Garden

Thymus (Thyme)

5

13

Terrace gardens

Viburnum

11

28

Four Seasons, Terrace gardens and throughout

Terrace gardens include the Herb, Medicinal, and Fragrance Gardens

Research and Conservation

Name

Number of Species

Number of taxa

Location

Hybrid Oak Collection

 

36

Cottam's Grove

Rare, threatened or endangered native plants

10

 

Top Secret

Arboretum

Name

Number of Taxa

Location

Arboretum Collection

200

 

University Campus


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
How to Get Here

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