Lavender wisteria cascades off of a trellis in the foreground with bright green conifers and other plants in the background.

10 reasons to renew your Red Butte Garden membership

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Red Butte Garden made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 concert series. For many, the concerts may be their main reason for holding a garden membership. This year’s season presents an excellent opportunity for those concert-focused individuals to explore why they should renew their membership.

1. Members have year-round access to the garden, which includes safe and accessible paths to exercise, enjoy nature, and experience the beauty of living landscapes.

In an effort to keep staff and visitors safe, only members can access the garden at this time. Check the Red Butte Garden website for information about when it will open to the general public. For members, make online reservations and find COVID-19 guidelines online here.

2. Membership fees provide support of continuing maintenance and care of the garden we all love.

A woman working in a fragrance garden full of flowers, irises.

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Beautifying the fragrance garden.

3. Members have unlimited access to all 100 acres, including themed gardens and the natural area.

 

4. Conservation and research projects, including a collaboration with Utah Diné Bikeyah Traditional Foods Program, are supported in part by membership revenues.

Cynthia Wilson, director of the Utah Diné Bikeyah Traditional Foods Program (right), and her mother Elouise, harvest the Four Corners potato at Red Butte Garden.

PHOTO CREDIT: BJ Nicholls

Cynthia Wilson, director of the Utah Diné Bikeyah Traditional Foods Program (right), and her mother Elouise, harvest the Four Corners potato at Red Butte Garden.

5. Each spring, members get early-bird registration—and discounts—for youth programming.

 

6. Revenue from memberships supports scholarships for children from underserved communities to attend summer camps.

A dirt path beneath a tunnel of bright green trees.

PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Titensor/University of Utah

A dirt path beneath a tunnel of trees.

7. Members get discounts on adult education classes, including Cooking with Purnima and Yoga in the Garden with Kristin.

 

8. Your membership helps fund Utah classroom programs like Botany Bins and Grow Lab, which served almost 7,000 Salt Lake County students last year.

Two people look at pink flowers in a flower garden.

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People walk in the floral garden

9. With revenues from memberships, Red Butte Garden is able to employ staff and U students that keep the garden growing year-round.

 

10. Membership fees support volunteer activities like eradicating noxious and invasive weeds in the foothills of the Wasatch.

A back-lit over head trellis over a water conservation garden of drought-tolerant plants with pink flowers.

PHOTO CREDIT: Dave Titensor/University of Utah

The water conservation garden.