Unlike many other attractions, Red Butte Garden is open year-round and changes constantly, you will see something new in the Garden every time you visit no matter what the weather or season.
Every season has Garden magic with 400,000 spring bulbs giving way, first to a tapestry of brightly colored summer flowers, and then to fall grasses and leaves and finally, winter white with red twigs and branches.
In the spring, you'll see fields of daffodils, blanketing the ground like yellow dollops of sunshine. The lilac bushes are another treat, in every soft hue of purple, pink, blue and white. In mid-May the crab apple tree collection is bursting with puffs of white and pink blossoms and the next week the wisteria arbors are dripping with purple blooms.
Throughout the summer perennials and annuals are at their peak. Don't miss the wide variety of roses along the Floral Walk and in the Rose Garden. Fall brings new colors with oranges, reds and browns and a collection of grasses that sway in a light breeze and seed heads that shimmer in the autumn light. Paved trails are shoveled in the winter or bring your snowshoes and hike in the Natural Area.
Things to do include: Wander the themed gardens. Arrange for a private or group tour. Explore in the Children's Garden. See a free Sundance Institute Film on a summer night. Hike in the Natural Area where you'll discover great views of the Salt Lake Valley. Picnic in one of the "Wayside" resting areas or in the Secret Garden. Free Wi-fi throughout the Garden allows for a quiet place for study or work. Gather a garden club or book group for a meeting on the Four Seasons Courtyard where you will find chairs, tables and sun umbrellas. Purchase a garden-themed gift or book for a friend, child or for yourself. If you like to volunteer, we have plenty of opportunities to do that too.
Every season also has events and classes as we hope to increase your knowledge and passion for all things botanical. Check our calendar for details.