CONTACT: Bryn Ramjoue’, Communications Director
Cell: (801) 209-4910 / Desk: (801) 581-4938
Kate Randall, Marketing Associate / firstname.lastname@example.org
December 10, 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah, Red Butte Garden
Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum is active all winter with fun activities for youngsters and adults. Winter is a magical time in the Garden, there are 100 acres of winter wonderland to explore, plenty of birds to watch and a wide variety of spruce, pine and fir trees. Find and follow the tracks of quail, snowshoe hare and other animals in the snow. Get out of the house, bring your snowshoes and take a hike through the unpaved trails of the Natural Area or walk on the paved trails in the formal gardens. Enjoy half-price Garden admission December 1 through February 28.
JANUARY & FEBRUARY EVENTS AT RED BUTTE GARDEN
Regular Garden Admission / Garden Members Free
RED BUTTE GARDEN GREENHOUSE TOUR
February 6 from Noon – 1:30pm
Step out of the cold and into the warmth of Red Butte Garden’s greenhouses. Our staff will provide a behind-the-scenes tour of our state-of-the-art greenhouses where all of the Garden’s annuals, basket and container plants, and Orangerie plants are grown. Get a sneak peak at what is to come this spring. Registration is required at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org
ENCHANTING EVERGREENS TOUR
February 22 from 10am – Noon
Evergreen trees and shrubs offer a visual break from the monotony of winter whites and greys with beautiful and interesting colors and textures. Join us as we walk through the Garden and explore a number of evergreen specimens that provide year round interest and serve as great backdrops for perennials and ornamental grasses. Registration is required at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
NEW! BOTANICAL MANDALAS WORKSHOP (3-day workshop)
January 16 & 17 from 6-9pm and January 19 from 9am-4pm
The word “mandala” meaning “circle” in the ancient Sanskrit language, is often linked with the infinite universe and our connection with Earth and environment. In this 3-day workshop, participants will be supplied with a portfolio containing two photo collections. One collection with a set of plant parts of native medicinal plants and the other with plant parts of the wild rose. The artist will draw plant part line drawings from the chosen collection and will then arrange and repeat them on a circular mandala template (provided) and render it in the medium of their choice. Please call or check website for materials list. Registration is required at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org
New! Terrarium Workshop
January 25 from 9am- Noon
Participants will learn the history of the terrarium and create one to take home in this hands-on workshop. Learn tips for selecting containers, the types of plants that can be used in a terrarium, how to arrange for optimal aesthetic balance, quirky add-ins that can bring life to your terrarium, and how to care for the ecosystem inside once it's been properly set up. Then we'll roll up our sleeves and put theory to practice, working with provided materials to plan, pot, and plant our very own dose of “spring in a bottle.” Registration is required at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org
FOR THE KIDS
Garden Adventures are Saturday kid’s classes held in Em’s Sprout House. Ages 4-12 are welcome with a caregiver (registration cost not required for caregiver). Class is from 10-11:30AM.
Register at 801-581-8454 or www.redbuttegarden.org.
$5 Garden Members, and $7 for the General Public.
- Make Your Own Snow Globe - January 11
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but that doesn’t mean you have to be out in the cold to enjoy it! Whether you recreate an area of the Garden, or your own imaginary winter wonderland, let your creativity shine while crafting your own snow globe.
- Tasty Chocolate - February 1
Did you know that chocolate comes from a plant? Learn more about the cacao tree, which produces seeds or “beans” that are the main ingredient in chocolate. We’ll also discover other plants that look, smell and taste like chocolate before preparing our own hot chocolate beverage.
ELEVATE YOUR EVENT
Red Butte Garden is a beautiful setting for weddings, corporate retreats, holiday parties, and other special events. From casual to elegant and any style in between, we provide the gorgeous backdrop with amazing mountain, city, or garden views in any season. To book your special event call: 801-585-9563.
GENERAL GARDEN INFORMATION
Admission to Red Butte Garden: Free to Garden Members,
General admission: Adults (ages 18-64):$10, Seniors (65+):$8, Military ID:$8,
Children (ages 3-17):$6, Children under age three: Free, U of U Faculty/Staff:$8,
U of U students: Free w/valid student ID **
- Winter Hours: October 1 - March 31, open daily 9am to 5pm*
- Spring Hours: April 1-30, 9am to 7:30pm
- Summer Hours: May 1-August 31, 9am to 9pm
- Fall Hours: September 1-30, 9am to 7:30pm
*Red Butte Garden will be closed Thanksgiving Day and December 24 through January 1.
**Enjoy half-price admission December 1 through February 28.
Red Butte Garden is Utah’s botanical garden and arboretum. Our mission is to cultivate the human connection with the beauty of living landscapes. Through our mission we strive to create a community that understands, values, protects and is enriched by the world of plants.