Winter Events at Red Butte Garden – January & February, 2017


CONTACT: Bryn Ramjoue’, Communications Director

Cell: 801-209-4910 / Desk: 801-581-4938

[email protected]

By: Kate Randall, Marketing Associate / [email protected]

January 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah, Red Butte Garden

Enjoy half-price admission to the Garden through the end of February.


Red Butte Garden, Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum, is active all winter with fun activities for youngsters and adults. Winter is a magical time in the Garden, with plenty of birds to watch, and stunning stands of evergreens. Find and follow the tracks of quail, snowshoe hare, and other animals in the snow. Get out of the house, bring your snowshoes or winter boots, and take a hike through the unpaved trails of the Natural Area.



Free with Garden Admission

January 13– February 26 -  Kay Miner Art Exhibit

Big, bold, one-of-a-kind fiber art sculpture pieces based on the world of nature.



Free with Garden Admission

Thursday, February 2 from 10-11:30AM OR 1-2:30PM

Step into the Garden’s state-of-the-art greenhouses and take a behind-the-scenes look at where the Garden’s annuals, container, Orangerie, and annual plant sale plants are grown. Registration required:


POETRY MONTH- CALL FOR ENTRIES – Entry Deadline is Friday, Feb 18

Are you a Utah poet interested in having your work featured in one of the Garden’s 11 poetry boxes? April is National Poetry Month, so help us celebrate by sharing your nature inspired poetry! For more info and to submit your entry – please visit our website:



Saturday, February 25 from 11AM-1PM

Meet our staff and learn about the many volunteer opportunities that may be right for you.

Bring your teenagers - age 14 and up!




Fees vary for each class and registration is required.



Saturday, January 21 from 10AM-Noon

Create a charming mason jar terrarium to take home.


PEN & INK WORKSHOP 1 (3-day workshop)

Thursday & Friday, Jan 26 & 27 from 6-9pm and Sat, Jan 28 from 9AM-4PM

A foundation class that will introduce students to the art of pen & ink drawing. 


FABULOUS FRUIT TREES (3-day workshop)

Thursday, Feb 2, from 6:30-8:30PM, Saturday, Feb 4 from 10AM-1PM,

& Thursday, Feb 9 from 6:30-8:30PM

Learn to care for your existing trees and give new ones a healthy start. Planting, pruning, thinning, pollination needs, and more.


BOTANICAL WATER COLOR 1 (5-day workshop)

Tuesdays, February 7-28 from 6-9pm & Friday, March 1o from 6-9PM

A foundation class that introduces and explores the medium of watercolor.


PEN & INK WORKSHOP 2 (3-day workshop)

Thurs & Fri, Feb 16 & 17 from 1-4PM, & Sat, Feb 18 from 9AM-4PM

Prerequisite – Pen & Ink Workshop 1 – Penmanship of scientific illustration will be introduced.


BOTANY FOR GARDENERS (3-day workshop)

Thursdays, Feb 23 – March 9

Learn basic plant morphology & terminology that will help you take the guesswork out of gardening.


TOMATO PROPAGATION - Saturday, March 4 from 9AM-Noon


PRUNING 101 – Tuesday, March 7 from 6-9PM & Sat, March 11 from 10AM- Noon


VEGETABLE PROPAGATION – Wed, March 8 from 6:30-8:30PM & Sat, March 11 from 10AM-Noon






Garden Adventures are classes for children ages 4-12, joined by a parent or caretaker. Each class encourages kids to connect with plants and explore the wonders of nature. Two Saturday class-times to choose from!    Garden Members $5 / General Public $7

Register at 801-581-8454 or online:


  • JANUARY 14, 10-11:30AM or 1-2:30PM – WONDERFUL WEATHER

Discover where weather comes from and create barometers, weathervanes & more. 

  • JANUARY 28, 10-11:30AM or 1-2:30PM -  HOME TWEET HOME

Learn about the birds that make Utah and the Garden their home year-round.

  • FEBRUARY 11, 10-11:30AM or 1-3:30PM – COCOA LOCO

Discover plant-based ingredients that take chocolate from a bitter bean to a sweet treat.

  • FEBRUARY 25, 10-11:30AM or 1-2:30PM – FOLLOW THAT GNOME

Join a Garden scavenger hunt to find Chauncey, the Garden Gnome, and discover secrets about winter in the natural world.


Book your Special Event at Red Butte Garden!  801-585-9563

Amazing mountain and valley views every day of the year! Corporate parties, meetings, award ceremonies, weddings, anniversaries, memorials, and more.




300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 / 801-585-0556

General Admission: Adults (ages 18-64): $12, Seniors (65+): $10, Military ID: $10,

Children (ages 3-17): $7, Children under age three: Free, UU Faculty/Staff: $10,

UU students: Free with valid ID, Garden Members: Free


  • Winter Hours: October 1 - March 31, open daily 9AM to 5PM
    • Closed to the public from December 24 – January 1
    • Enjoy half-price admission December, January & February


Red Butte Garden is Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum. Our mission is to connect people with plants and the beauty of living landscapes. Through our mission we strive to create a community that understands, values, protects and is enriched by the world of plants.