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Thank you for attending our second annual BOOtanical Fall Festival, one of Red Butte Garden's most popular family-friendly programs.

Your feedback about your BOOtanical adventure is important to us, so we're asking for you to participate in a short guest survey.

As a way of thanking you for your time, we'll enter your name into a drawing for your choice of a complimentary Family Membership ($85), Circle of Friends Membership ($80), or membership renewal (up to $85).

Take the Survey


Do I need a ticket to BOOtanical?
Yes! This is a pre-registration event. Everyone over age 2 needs a ticket to enter BOOtanical. Registration opens at 9:00 AM on September 15.

What age does a child ticket cover?
A child-priced ticket covers ages 3-17. Ages 2 and under do not require a ticket.

Please explain timed admission.
Tickets are sold via timed admission to assist with a spaced and continuous flow of guests through the front doors and Garden areas. If you purchase a 6-6:30pm time-slot, please plan to arrive between 6-6:30pm. If you purchase a 6:30-7pm time-slot, please plan to arrive between 6:30-7pm, and so on.

Is there a map of BOOtanical?
Yes! You can view a map of BOOtanical HERE

Can I wear a costume?
Yes! Costumes are encouraged. Check out our Costume Guidelines for more information.

I'm a Garden member. Do I receive a discount?
Yes! Garden members receive a $5 discount on every BOOtanical ticket purchased. Simply log in prior to purchasing tickets to receive your discount. Members are welcome to purchase as many tickets as they would like.

How long will it take to experience BOOtanical?
We recommend on planning on at least an hour or an hour and a half to experience BOOtanical.

What should I bring to BOOtanical?
BOOtanical takes place outside, so dress for the weather. Garden paths will be lit at night but you may want to bring a flashlight to help guide your way.

Will the entire Garden be open during BOOtanical?
Certain parts of the Garden will close at 6:00 PM each day to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff.

Where do I park?
Please park in the Red Butte Garden parking lot directly in front of the main Visitor Center. Guests are welcome to drop off passengers at the front doors before parking. Additional parking is available on Colorow Road (the street to the south of the Red Butte Garden entrance drive). View parking map HERE.

How can I become a BOOtanical sponsor?
Please contact Angela Wilcox in our Development Department at angela.wilcox@redbutte.utah.edu for sponsorship opportunities.

Current Covid-19 Policy
Red Butte Garden is a state arboretum established by the Utah Legislature at the University of Utah, which is also a state entity. Two bills were passed last year by the Utah Legislature - these bills bar the University of Utah and Red Butte Garden from requiring face-coverings or requiring vaccinations for visitors and guests attending events. We will continue to encourage all of our guests to follow the health and safety guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and the Salt Lake County Health Department.

Find your way around BOOtanical in the Garden!

BOOtanical Map

Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt

BOOtanical Performer Schedule

This year, the main entrance to BOOtanical will be through the Red Butte Garden Visitor Center front doors.

Red Butte Garden Visitor Center address:
300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

How do I get to BOOtanical?
You can find driving directions to BOOtanical HERE.

And a more specific parking map HERE.

Bootanical Chauncey

See you next October 2022!

2021 Theme: Once Upon a Garden

Fee-fi-fo-fum, who’s ready for a world of fairy tale fun? Dust off your glass slippers, grab your magic carpet, and get ready for BOOtanical at Red Butte Garden.

Chauncey the Garden Gnome and his fairy tale friends are throwing a Halloween party at the Garden. Join them as they discover the ties between plants and your favorite fairy tales. But beware! The Skeleton King is also at the Garden, and he’s up to no good. Can you help stop his mischief before the clock strikes midnight? Find out this October only at BOOtanical!

Enjoy safe outdoor activities, live local music, storytellers, puppeteers, and more fun surprises. Join us for BOOtanical in the Garden, an outdoor, family-friendly experience to celebrate Halloween and the natural world.

Red Butte Garden is also open daily from 9AM-5PM. Regular daily admission at the door.

Nightly from 6-9PM. Last timed admission entry is at 8PM.

Pre-registration is required for all evening dates & times.

BOOtanical 2021 Evening Ticket Prices

Public adult: Mon-Thu $15 / Fri-Sun $18

Public child: Mon-Thu $13 / Fri-Sun $15


Garden member adult: Mon-Thu $10 / Fri-Sun $13

Garden member child: Mon-Thu $8 / Fri-Sun $10


Tickets are sold via timed admission to assist with a spaced and continuous flow of guests through the front doors and Garden areas. If you purchase a 6-6:30pm time-slot, please plan to arrive between 6-6:30pm. If you purchase a 6:30-7pm time-slot, please plan to arrive between 6:30-7pm, and so on.