It's Arbor Day!

Submitted April 29, 2016 at 10:12 AM

Have you been cooped up because of the rain? The weather may be gloom but the Garden sure isn't! Grab an umbrella and come celebrate Arbor Day here at Red Butte Garden! Admission is free today!

Frosch® Hardy Lady Slipper Orchid    Cypripedium 'Sabine'

This beauty in the Water Pavilion just opened up it's flower yesterday. Just in time to show the trees their support.

Bleeding Heart    Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

Along the Floral Walk, this plant with a beautiful contrast between it's vibrant leaves and even more vibrant pink flowers is sure to catch your eye.

Chocolate Vine    Akebia quintata

This evergreen climber has unique flowers that exude a spicy scent. Make sure to smell for it in the Fragrance Garden.

Full Moon Maple    Acer japonicum'Aconitifolium'

These leaves seem to glow in the sunlight and can be seen along the Floral Walk.

Sensation Lilac    Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation'

These flowers are set apart from other lilac flowers, with their wine red color and defined white margins.

Japanese Wisteria    Wisteria floribunda 'Macrobotrys'

The wisteria arbors are bursting with shimmery life! It is sure to take your breath away.

Arbor Day makes for a great excuse to get outside and appreciate the trees and nature at Red Butte Garden! If that isn't enough, admission is free today! See you soon!
Photos by Heidi Simper

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