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Spring Daffodils at Red Butte Garden

This spring visit Red Butte Garden to see the growing display of over 460,000 blooming bulbs! In the fall of 2017, staff and volunteers planted 32,600 more bulbs, including many in the Adaptive Beauty terrace of the new Water Conservation Garden.

 The bulbs usually begin to bloom in March with ground-covering mini-Iris in various shades of blues, purples, and yellows. Then in April, fresh, show-stopping daffodils herald the arrival of spring. Visit the Garden April 14 through April 28 for the best blooms. The Garden has over 239,018 daffodils and 228,413 other bulbs such as Allium, Anemone, Cyclamen, Galanthus, Hyacinth, and more. Flowering bulbs are not the only showy spring display— trees and shrubs also begin to blossom throughout the Garden—Serviceberry, Crabapple, Magnolia, Flowering Cherry, Pears, and Lilacs.  

 Since 2013, Red Butte Garden has been recognized as an official Daffodil Display Garden by the American Daffodil Society. Our display represents all 13 recognized daffodil divisions, which are based on floral parts and species derivation. 


Bulbs and Blooms

Every fall, Red Butte Garden volunteers and staff plant additional bulbs throughout the Garden and this March, April & May, the Garden will boast a colorful array of over 460,000 blooming bulbs! Of those over 230,000 Daffodils. Other bulbs include Allium, Anemone, Calochortus, Camassia, Chionodoxa, Cyclamen, Erythronium, Fritillaria, Galanthus, Hyacinth, Hyacinthoides, Ipheion, Iris, Leucojum, Muscari, Scilla, Triteleia, and more. (No Tulips however, because deer love them and we try to keep deer out of the Garden.)


Range 2 River Relay

The third-annual Range 2 River Relay, on May 12th, is an active transportation team relay to explore the conditions of the Salt Lake Valley's waterways from pristine headwaters to buried creeks and channelized canal to meandering river. Teams consist of a biker, boater, and runner. The first teammate bikes the path of City Creek, continuing as the creek flows underground into the stormwater system. This leg ends at the creek's confluence with the Jordan River, the historic Utah State Fairpark property. The second teammate boats the Jordan River northward, following the river as it turns from a channelized canal to a meandering, healthy river. This leg ends at 1800 North. The Jordan River Trail is utilized for the final stretch of the race. The final teammate runs past native riparian vegetation and invasive invaders, finishing back at the Utah State Fairpark. Come learn about local causes and enjoy bites, drinks, and tunes at the Finish Line Celebration. Spectators watch as participants finish the bike leg, start the boat leg, and come into the finish line on the final running leg. Cheer on your favorite team as they finish the race. Make sure to stay for the crowning of this years' Range 2 River Relay champions!


Mighty Mothers Day

Celebrate Mothers Day at the National Ability Center with activities for the whole family!


Bulbs and Blooms

Every fall, Red Butte Garden volunteers and staff plant additional bulbs throughout the Garden and this March, April & May, the Garden will boast a colorful array of over 460,000 blooming bulbs! Of those over 230,000 Daffodils. Other bulbs include Allium, Anemone, Calochortus, Camassia, Chionodoxa, Cyclamen, Erythronium, Fritillaria, Galanthus, Hyacinth, Hyacinthoides, Ipheion, Iris, Leucojum, Muscari, Scilla, Triteleia, and more. (No Tulips however, because deer love them and we try to keep deer out of the Garden.)