The Red Butte Garden Blooms Year-Round
August 16, 2019

The Red Butte Garden Blooms Year-Round

Nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Range is the largest botanic gardens in the Intermountain West.

It is called the Red Butte Garden, and this year-round destination is renowned for its display gardens and numerous plant collections. 

The garden is an easy drive from our Orem apartments, with highlights including:

Penstemons 

Penstemons grow naturally in every state except Hawaii. Utah is home to most native penstemons, including those that are rare or threatened. They're identified by their long-lasting tubular flowers, and bloom in colors such as purple, red, and pink.

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses have an array of uses in Utah's landscape because of their diversity. They evolved nearly 55 million years ago, and are one of the world's most versatile life forms. Ornamental grasses are planted throughout the gardens, and they range in color. Species include Shenandoah, Amazon Mist, and Little Bluestem. 

Lilac Collection

The lilacs bloom at the bottom of the Floral Walk and in the Fragrance Garden. These flowers are native to eastern Asia and southeastern Europe, and they grow between 3 feet and 35 feet depending on the species. Many varieties feature heart or spade-shaped leaves, and their hollow young branches were once used to make flutes. 

Daffodil Display

Found in the Four Seasons Garden, the daffodil display includes 239,000 flowers. The display began blooming in 2003, and is the first thing visitors see when they enter the garden. It's best appreciated when viewed from a distance, and the daffodils grow in different shapes and sizes. 

The garden is open daily, and adult admission is fourteen dollars.

The Red Butte Garden is just one of the premier attractions near our Orem, Utah apartments. To call our community home, please contact us. We would love for you to see firsthand all The Parc on Center has to offer.