Taking a picnic at Red Butte Gardens
I do not have a green thumb. I love to work in my yard planting flowers and filling pots, but as much as I wish they would, my flowerbeds look nothing like those at Red Butte Gardens. This is why I love to go to Red Butte Gardens and enjoy the beauty of their flowerbeds. And what better way to do that than to take a picnic lunch?
We gathered our picnic supplies and met our son and daughter-in-law there for an afternoon date. But because it was so hot outside we decided to eat our picnic in the arboretum where it was nice and cool. (This is our cute grand daughter, isn’t she a cutie?)
Check out this amazing wall of green plants that was in the arboretum! I told my hubby that we should do something like this in our house. He just laughed.
Red Butte Gardens is located above the University of Utah Campus and is open 7 days a week from 9am- 7:30pm. Tickets range from $7-$12.00 and 5 days a year they have free days to attend; Arbor Day (the last Friday of every April), Pioneer Day (July 24th), Labor Day (the first Monday of every September), Zeke Dumke Jr. Day (the first Monday of every October) and their Annual Holiday Open House & Art Fair (held the first weekend of every December).
Red Butte Gardens has many different varieties of plants and flowers, with pathways winding to a garden here or a garden there.
Can you picture a wedding taking place right here? Red Butte Gardens also holds outdoor summer concerts.
Take a moment to watch the butterflies and bees going from flower to flower.
Rest for a minute on the different benches, swings or hidden picnic spots throughout the gardens.
One of my favorite spots was the children’s play area. How cute is this moose sculptured tree?
Your little ones can cool off in the fountain.
Or hide out in their own little fairytale land.
Walk through the tunnel to a hidden grotto.
Complete with waterfalls
And spy storybook favorites like The Lion and the Mouse.
Or wander along pathways only found in your dreams.
Red Butte Gardens is a beautiful place to escape the city and relax. Grab a picnic and go enjoy the flora and fauna you will find there.
Until Next Time…..Travel On!
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