Embrace the Outdoors at Red Butte Garden
June 07, 2018

Embrace the Outdoors at Red Butte Garden

An easy drive from our South Jordan townhomes is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West.

We are talking about Red Butte Garden, and it encompasses one hundred acres on the eastern edge of the University of Utah.

The garden formally opened to the public in 1985, and today it welcomes over 200,000 visitors every year. It's renowned for its impressive springtime display of more than 450,000 blooming bulbs, as well as its educational programs and popular outdoor summer series.

Highlights

Daffodil Display - Daffodils are prominent at the garden due to their long lifespan and wide diversity of color. The collection began in 2003, and it's what visitors first see upon entering. The display looks its best when viewed from a distance, and in 2013, the American Daffodil Society designated it as an official Daffodil Display Garden.

Rose Collection - Roses are one of the most beloved flowers, and approximately 150 distinctive species are found on the Northern Hemisphere. The Garden's collection is constantly growing, and it strives to display a range of ornamental characteristics such as color, form, and fragrance.

Conifer Collection - Conifers range in size from the tallest tree in the world to dwarf varieties, and they are woody plants that bear cones. The Garden's display has been designated as a Conifer Reference Garden by the American Conifer Society, and it features water-wise species, rare forms, and those native to Utah.

Sandi Olson Art Exhibit (June 20 - August 12) - Mark your calendar for the Sandi Olson Art Exhibit. Sandi has lived in Salt Lake City for several years, though her watercolor landscapes still have a trace of New England in them. She is a signature member of the Utah Watercolor Society and enjoys talking with people about her works.

The Red Butte Garden is just one of the outdoor attractions near our apartments in South Jordan, Utah. If you are thinking about calling our community home, please contact us to schedule a showing where you can see our amenities firsthand.