Utah Parks & Gardens, Winter December 28, 2020
A Visit To Red Butte Garden In Utah Is A Magical Wintertime Experience
Red Butte Garden is a wonderful place to visit for scenic views and fresh air. It’s beautiful year-round, but it turns into a winter wonderland when it’s covered in a blanket of snow. Check it out:
You'll find Red Butte Garden nestled in the foothills above the University of Utah campus.
The garden got its start back in 1935, and it's the largest of its kind in the entire Intermountain West!
The garden covers 100 acres, with more than 21 acres of developed gardens to explore...
...and when it's covered in snow, it's downright magical!
Bundle up so you can take your time to stroll through the different gardens. The Water Pavilion Garden is beautiful when the pond freezes over.
The paths are shoveled, but it's a good idea to wear a pair of warm winter boots to keep your feet warm and provide you with plenty of traction as you make your way through this winter wonderland.
On a clear day, you'll be treated to scenic vistas of the Salt Lake Valley below.
Even if the skies are cloudy and the valley views aren't as visible, the views of the gardens can't be beat.
Though you obviously won't see tons of blooming flowers, the foliage at Red Butte Garden is always changing, and many of the plants are colorful even during the winter months. Make sure to bring your camera to capture their beauty.
Red Butte Garden is open for most of the year, though it does take a break from December 24th through January 31st. Make plans now to visit in February when it reopens.
Visitors to the garden should plan to reserve their time slots in advance on the Red Butte Garden website. Consider purchasing a membership so you can stroll through all year long!
Have you visited Red Butte Garden recently? We’d love to see your photos in the comments!
Learn more about the garden and check out volunteer opportunities on its
website. You’ll also want to follow Red Butte Garden’s Facebook page to see what’s growing there this week. Address: 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
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