The Red Butte Garden happens to be the largest botanical garden in the western part of the US. It is the perfect destination to visit during a vacation in the southwest. There are twenty-one acres filled with plants and flowers. Yet, this landscape is about so much more. There are five miles of hiking trails to wander along. You will also find summer concerts and educational programs to attend throughout the year.
Flower Lovers Rejoice with a Visit to the Red Butte Garden
Gardens Within the Red Butte Garden
As you are wandering around these gardens, you will see that each one has a theme. A few of the theme gardens include:
- Fragrance Garden
- Four Seasons Garden
- Herb Garden
- Children’s Garden
- Water Pavilion Garden
- Rose Garden
- Wildflower Meadow
As for plants, the Red Butte Garden is filled with those as well. The conifer collection and ornamental grass collection both offer a way to appreciate plant life without flowers present.
Best Time to Visit the Red Butte Garden
You can easily visit the Red Butte Garden throughout the year. However, you will find the number of flowers blooming changes throughout the seasons. While you can simply walk from garden to garden, I recommend taking to the trails if you have the time. Each one of the trails will lead you to something amazing. You will also spot many different animals as you are walking along the trails. Some of the animals you will see include coyotes, bobcats, rabbits, deer, and birds.
I recommend planning your visit for when a summer concert or their Poetry in the Garden series is being held. Each one offers a wonderful look at how much better music and poetry sounds when you are listening to it while surrounded by flowers and nature.
Do you love being outdoors during your family getaways? I can easily add a stop at Red Butte Garden for your next southwest family vacation. Your family won’t mind this stop either, because they will have plenty of other exciting adventures to enjoy in the area!
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