Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

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United States of America - Utah - Salt Lake City

Institution Code: UTSA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

Red Butte Garden cultivates the human connection with the beauty of living landscapes. We do this through plant displays and collections, education, conservation, and as a setting for cultural enrichment and events.

Main Address:
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
University of Utah
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City
Utah 84108 United States of America

Telephone: (801) 581-0556
Fax: (801) 587-5887
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Dr. Gregory Lee, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Bruce Pavlik, Conservation Director
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jason Baker, Curator of Plant Records

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1961
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 7 Hectares
  • Total Area: 40 Hectares
    Latitude: 40.7628100
    Longitude: -111.8249500
    Annual Rainfall: 471 mm
    Altitude: 1543.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Artemisia: 8 Species 12 Taxa Misc Locations
    Conifer: 49 Species 104 Taxa Misc Locations
    Hemerocallis: 2 Species 118 Taxa Water Pavilion & Misc Locations
    Iris: 4 Species 28 Taxa Water Pavilion, Floral Walk & Rose Garden
    Lavandula: 2 Species 11 Taxa Terrace Gardens
    Malus: 19 Taxa Misc Locations
    Origanum: 3 Species 5 Taxa Terrace Gardens
    Ornamental Grass: 30 Species 92 Taxa Misc Locations
    Penstemon: 17 Species 29 Taxa Childrens Garden, Terrace Garden & Medicinal Garden
    Rose: 9 Species 153 Taxa Rose Garden and Misc Locations
    Salvia: 4 Species 15 Taxa Terrace Gardens
    Syringa: 3 Species 23 Taxa Floral Walk
    Thymus: 5 Species 13 Taxa Terrace Gardens
    Viburnum: 11 Species 28 Taxa Misc Locations

    Dr. Walter P Cottam Hybrid Oak Grove (1.6 ha).
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes