Red Butte Garden, a part of the University of Utah, is a non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 100 acres including display gardens and natural areas with hiking trails, Red Butte Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West that tests, displays, and interprets regional horticulture.

The display gardens include the Courtyard, Four Seasons, Children’s, Herb, Medicinal, Fragrance, Floral Walk, Rose, Water Pavilion and Amphitheatre Gardens.  Garden collections include an Arboretum, held jointly at both the Garden and the University of Utah campus; Ethnobotanic collections; Taxonomic collections including Roses, Conifers, Lilacs, Ornamental Grasses, Viburnums and more; and Conservation seed collections.  While the A.R.T.S trial is the first formal horticultural evaluation program in which we have participated, the Garden has three beds used to trial waterwise plants. Our Conservation department works with the Center for Plant Conservation and local government agencies for plant conservation, re-vegetation, propagation and research.

Trial site manager:  Crystal Reece, Horticulturist

Trial site contact:

Location of A.R.T.S.® site within property:  Northwest corner of Cottam's Grove, accessible through the garden's greenhouse compound.

Geographic region for A.R.T.S.® trial data purposes:  H - Highland (alpine) climate                 (see CLIMATE MAP)



300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108


Hours of Operation:

Open 7 days a week, year round, including many holidays.  Hours of operation follow daylight.  Be sure to check website before your visit


$10 adults with discounts for other ages.