Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Salt Lake City

When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcome all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Red Butte Garden

300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Red Butte Garden, located on 100 acres in the foothills above the University of Utah, is the state arboretum of Utah. The Garden is renowned for its numerous plant collections, display gardens, over 524,000 springtime blooming bulbs, including a vast collection of daffodils, gorgeous private event rental spaces, a world-class outdoor concert series, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs.

Conservations Garden Park

8275 S 1300th W, West Jordan, UT 84088

Utah’s premier water conservation demonstration garden. Come learn how to make your landscape a waterwise haven and see lots of example landscapes and water-thrifty plants. You can save water and still have a beautiful, lush landscape. You’ll be amazed.

Ashton Gardens

3900 N Garden Drive, Lehi, UT 84043

Most guests agree that the Thanksgiving Point Gardens are the biggest surprise that Thanksgiving Point has to offer. Spread out over fifty-five sprawling acres; they represent some of the most vivacious terrains in the West. Within the grounds, there are 15 separate themed gardens. Add to that 13 acres of turfgrass, a quarter-million tulips, seventy varieties of roses, and the largest manmade waterfall in the Western hemisphere, and you can understand how the Gardens keep its staff of twenty-six seasonal gardeners and six full-time staff members busy.

Ogden Botanical Gardens

1750 Monroe Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

The mission of the Ogden Botanical Gardens is to promote inner-city beauty and educational opportunities for everyone in a diverse and sustainable garden setting. The Ogden Botanical Gardens is dedicated to helping all visitors find answers and glean ideas to inspire and enhance their own quality of life through improved plant selection, cultural practices, and environmentally sound activities.

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