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Garden Poetry Walk

Red Butte Garden

Garden Members: 
General Public: 
Included with regular admission



Poetry, Inspired By The Natural World

You will find a number of stand-up display poetry boxes scattered throughout the Garden exhibiting both well-known and lesser-known poetry befitting the year-round changing seasons. Look for them along the Floral Walk.

From April 1-May 31, the Garden celebrates National Poetry Month by hosting the poems written by our local poetry contest winners in our poetry boxes.

Poetry In The Garden

2024 Poetry Month Contest Winners

Adult Category:

  • “A Red Butte Spring” by Jimmy D. Carter- Box 1
  • “Daffodils” by Dennise Gackstetter- Box 3
  • “The Dance of Snow and Crocuses” by Abby Thorne- Box 4
  • “Springometer” by Deborah Jenson- Box 5
  • “Nascent Notes” by Kathy Goodman- Box 6
  • “The Worm Moon Whispers” by Ciani Lords- Box 7
  • “A Glorious Place” by Dean Kyro- Box 10

Teen Category:

  • “Mother Nature’s Child” by Adelaide Van Bloem-Box 2
  • “Colors of Spring” by Isabella Hart- Box 8

Youth Category:

  • “Spring” by Griffin Ferris- Box 11
  • “A New Beginning” by Alder Olenslager- Box 9

Poetry Box Locations