Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. Every other week, we'll bring you a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back for another to check off your list.
It's Arbor Day, and you can celebrate at Red Butte Garden.
This quintessential Utah destination has more than 100 acres of displays and natural gardens with walking paths, hiking trails and the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West. This summer, they'll hold their summer concert series, where guests can bring a bottle of wine and watch acts like Vampire Weekend on May 21 and Jackson Browne on June 19.
Today to 3 p.m., the arboretum will be bestowing tree knowledge to guests with exploration stations around the gardens on leaves, rings, roots and seeds. They're also holding an Arbor Day tree giveaway, and plenty of family activities are planned.
And best of all, Arbor Day is a free admission day, thanks to Salt Lake County Voters and Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP).
Red Butte Garden is located at 300 Wakara Way, SLC. Click here for more info on Arbor Day at Red Butte.