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Red Butte Garden and Arboretum

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With more than 100 acres of gardens and undeveloped acres, the grounds here provide many pleasurable hours of strolling. Of special interest are the Perennial, Fragrance, and Medicinal gardens, the Daylily Collection, the Water Pavilion, and the Children's Garden. Lectures on everything from bugs to gardening in arid climates, workshops, and concerts are presented regularly. The popular Summer Concert Series attracts well-known musicians such as John Hiatt, Los Lobos, and the Pretenders, and draws raves as one of the most pristine outdoor concert settings in America. The amphitheatre seats approximately 2,000 people on its expansive lawn, and was beautifully rebuilt and landscaped in 2008. The Botanic Gift Shop offers books, soaps, sculptures, and fine gifts.

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  • Address: 300 Wakara Way, east of Foothill Dr. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 | Map It
  • Hours: Aug., Mon.–Sat. 9–9, Sun. 9–5; Sept. and Apr., Mon.–Sat. 9–7:30, Sun. 9–5; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–5
  • Location: East Side and the University of Utah

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    Excellent gardens

    This is the University of Utah's Garden/Arboretum in a lovely setting. Plenty of themed gardens, unspoiled hiking trails, and nice views. A great getaway. Not easy to reach without a car, though, unless you hitch a ride onto the University's shuttle bus system.

    by bachslunch, 10/13/08

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