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Red Butte Garden Salt Lake City | Parking, Hours, Information

Red Butte Garden


5 Things You Need To Know

Red Butte Garden Hours

Red Butte Garden is a beautiful botanical garden in Salt Lake City, Utah, with varying hours throughout the year. Here are the general hours of operation:

  • January-March: Open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

  • April: Open from 9 AM to 7:30 PM.

  • May-August: Open from 9 AM to 9 PM. Note that on concert dates, it will close at 5 PM.

  • September: Open from 9 AM to 7:30 PM. Again, on concert dates, it will close at 5 PM.

  • October-December: Open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Please keep in mind that Red Butte Garden is closed on Thanksgiving Day and from December 24 to January 1. The hours may vary due to special events, so it's a good idea to check their schedule if you plan to visit on specific dates.

Red Butte Garden Parking

Red Butte Garden offers free parking for visitors. However, it's essential to note that parking spaces are limited, so it's a good idea to arrive early to secure a spot, especially during peak visitation times.


Red Butte Garden's admission prices are as follows:

  • Adults (age 18-64): $14

  • Seniors (age 65+): $12

  • Military personnel with ID: $12

  • Children (age 3-17): $7

  • Children (age 2 and under): Free

  • U of U faculty & staff with ID: Free

  • U of U students with ID: Free

  • EBT/WIC/SNAP cardholders: Free

  • CASA caregivers: Free

Gift Shop

The gift shop at Red Butte Garden offers a diverse selection of products, including:

  • Local Products: You can find locally made products, which is a great way to support the community and take home unique souvenirs.

  • Botanic-Inspired Gifts: The shop features a wide variety of gifts inspired by botany and the garden's natural surroundings.

  • Fine Jewelry: If you're looking for elegant jewelry, the shop offers fine jewelry selections.

  • Designer Bags and Scarves: Accessorize with designer bags and scarves available for purchase.

  • Sun Hats: Stay sun-smart with a choice of sun hats for your outdoor adventures.

  • Books and Notecards: Explore books and notecards related to gardening, plants, and nature.

  • Fairy Garden Supplies: For those interested in creating whimsical fairy gardens, the shop offers supplies for this fun and creative hobby.

  • Wind Chimes: Enjoy the soothing sounds of wind chimes in your outdoor spaces.

  • Seasonal Gifts: Find gifts suitable for different seasons and holidays.

  • Indoor/Outdoor Home and Holiday Decor: You can also shop for home decor items and holiday decorations.

The gift shop is open during Red Butte Garden's regular business hours, making it a convenient stop to find unique and nature-inspired items to remember your visit or to purchase gifts for others.


Red Butte Garden offers special "BOOtanical" events during the Halloween season. Here are the details for BOOtanical Days and BOOtanical Nights:

BOOtanical Days (October 18-30):

  • Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM

  • Admission:Adults: $14
    Children (age 3-17): $7
    Seniors (age 65+): $12

BOOtanical Nights (October 18-30):

  • Hours: 6 PM to 9 PM (last entry at 8 PM)

  • Timed admission tickets are required for nighttime hours for everyone over the age of two (2).

  • Admission:Members: $13
    Public: $16

These special BOOtanical events provide a festive and fun way to celebrate Halloween at Red Butte Garden, with both daytime and nighttime activities for visitors of all ages. It's a great opportunity to enjoy the garden in a spooktacular atmosphere.

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