A few days ago D and I visited Red Butte Garden. It was such a pretty place, even in March, when not much was blooming. I liked all the quiet little benches that were spread throughout the gardens.
We followed the path that wound around through each part of the garden. The gardens are each unique spaces, one garden had a lovely wooden pavilion that went out over a fish pond, another was a garden full of medicinal plants, one area of the garden had a series of arched pear arbors, there was even a really fun children's garden.
We also checked out the Orangerie, an indoor garden space that is often rented out for parties and wedding receptions. It was a beautiful space, it was refreshing to see bright, green plants in the wintertime. I definitely want to visit the gardens again later on in the year, when everything is blooming outside.
There were a couple of these picnic areas, set on decks that were built out over a hillside, they had a tree-house feel to them, because the decks were nestled between the treetops. Such a cool place to enjoy a picnic.
Below are a couple of pictures from the Orangerie. I especially liked the orange tree!