Do I need a ticket to BOOtanical?
This year guests can interact with BOOtanical during the day and at night.
- Regular daily admission at the door from 9am-5pm is required to enter the Garden during BOOtanical Days.
- Garden members ($12) and General Public ($15) must purchase tickets for BOOtanical Nights from 6-9pm.
- Purchase BOOtanical Nights tickets HERE
Children age 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.
Can I exchange my ticket or get a refund?
Yes! Exchanges are subject to the availability of another open time-slot and date. To exchange your tickets or get a refund, please call 801-585-0556 or visit us in person at the Red Butte Garden Visitor Center front desk
Red Butte Garden may need to cancel scheduled events due to inclement weather or other issues that may be out of our control. When such a situation arises, we will do our best to make those decisions and let guests know as quickly as possible to help avoid any inconvenience. Please follow us on social media for real-time updates.
Is there a map of BOOtanical?
Yes! BOOtanical Map 2022
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 $3 discount on every BOOtanical Night 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. Daytime admission is free for Garden members.
How long will it take to experience BOOtanical?
We recommend on planning on at least an hour to an 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 areas of the Garden will close at 5:00pm 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 Natalie Cope in our Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities.
Find more info at the links below!
BOOtanical Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Eye Spy the Golden Pollinators Contest
Sherlock Chauncey Detective Notebook
Curse of the Jade Monkey Contest
Curse of the Jade Monkey Clue Notebook
Build Your Own Pollinator Craft Contest
Find your way around BOOtanical.
BOOtanical Map 2022
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.
Thank you for making our 2022 BOOtanical Fall Festival a success! See you next October.
2022 Theme: The Mystery of Red Butte Garden
This October, plants from around the world are visiting the Garden to see the legendary Pollinators of Nefertiti exhibit on loan from the Museum of Fantastical Antiquities. But before their grand unveiling in the Herb Garden, the Golden Pollinators are discovered missing!
Have no fear! Sherlock Chauncey, the world’s most famous gnome detective, is on the case.
Among the suspects are a few mystical plant creatures. Was it Bagheera Bat Flower in the Enchanted Forest? Dulce Datura in the Poisonous Apothecary? Or one of the other mysterious plant guests?
Join Sherlock Chauncey as you investigate the crime scene, gather clues, and uncover which plant is the thief and maybe even rescue the Golden Pollinators.
Can you solve the mystery of this Garden whodunit?
Join us, day or night, for our annual outdoor family-friendly celebration of Halloween and find out.
BOOtanical Days from 9am-5pm. Regular daily admission at the door.
Timed admission tickets are required for BOOtanical Nights.
New! BOOtanical Days & Nights
Oct 20-30 from 9AM-5PM
- Investigate the Crime Scene
- Discover the creepy Parasitic Graveyard
- Wander the Enchanted Forest
- Get lost in the Poisonous Apothecary Maze
- Stroll through the Pokey Pumpkin Patch
- Visit the Carnivorous Swamp
- Explore the Haunted Jungle
- Hunt for the missing Golden Pollinators
- Snap a selfie at our mugshot selfie booth
- Enter our annual costume contest
- Solve the mystery of the Jade Monkey*
- *A special, escape room-style challenge for ages 12+
- BOOtanical Cooking Demo on Saturday, Oct 29 from 1-4pm
Regular daily admission at the door.
- General Public: Adults $14 / Children $7 / Seniors $12
- Daytime admission is free for Garden members
- Daytime tickets NOT required
Oct 20-30 from 6-9pm - Last timed admission 8pm
Join us after dark for all the same daytime experiences and more including:
- Storytellers, DJs, and live music
- Puppeteers roaming the Garden
- Collect stamps and enter to win a special prize
- Hundreds of lights and seasonal decorations exclusive to BOOtanical Nights
- Buzzed Coffee Truck - Serving coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, and other baked goods
Timed admission tickets required for nighttime hours.
- Garden members $12 / General Public $15
Special thanks to all the local performers for joining BOOtanical!
See 2022 Performer Schedule (subject to change)
Member Appreciation Night - Thursday, Oct 20
Thank you for joining us on opening night, October 20, Garden members!
We hope you enjoyed BOOtanical.
Virtual Recipes & Resources
Free Fall Inspired Snacks
Follow along with Theresa Dvorak MS, RD, as she makes spooky Halloween snacks that everyone in the family will enjoy!
To watch the "Apple Cookie" video Click here.
To watch the "Pumpkins & Broomsticks" video Click here.
To watch the "Ghosts & Teeth" video Click here.
To watch the "Veggie Skeleton" video Click here.
To watch the "Spider PB&J" video Click here.
Virtual Classes & Resources
Red Butte Garden is working to provide fun, engaging, nature-based educational activities that everyone can enjoy.