RED BUTTE GARDEN

RED BUTTE GARDEN

Executive Director: Gregory J. Lee
Chief Advancement Officer: Wendy Loyning | (801) 585-5658 | wendy.loyning@redbutte.utah.edu

Red Butte Garden, Utah’s botanical garden, is located on 100 acres in the foothills on the eastern edge of the University of Utah. The garden has welcomed guests since 1985 and is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West, with over 21 acres of developed gardens and five miles of hiking trails winding through an extensive natural area. The garden is renowned for its numerous plant collections, themed gardens, 500,000 springtime blooms, world-class outdoor summer concert series, summer camps, and award-winning horticulture-based educational programs

 

Red Butte Garden has identified the following funding priorities for the Imagine New Heights campaign:

  • Education Center: A site for learning about science, sustainable horticulture and landscaping practices, and the world of plants. The building and adjacent gardens will be used by students of all ages. It will include a teaching greenhouse, classrooms, and office space for the garden’s educators.
  • Creekside Walk and Bridges Trail (Phase 1): The creekside walk will immerse visitors in the Red Butte Creek riparian ecosystem. Bridges will crisscross the creek, revealing streamside habitats and fluvial processes, creating educational opportunities and a cool, shaded, beautiful trail for visitors to enjoy.
  • Garden and Volunteer Program Endowments: The garden would like to increase the amount in both endowments to better support the garden and its volunteers.
  • Summer Camp Scholarship Endowment: To provide scholarship funds for underprivileged children to attend summer camps at Red Butte Garden.