Central Utah Gardens

Demonstrating Water Conservation through water-efficient landscaping

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Events

Several family events are held throughout the growing season at Central Utah Gardens. Learn more about upcoming concerts, festivals, and other events below.

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Classes

Our goal at Central Utah Garden is to educate residents about their outdoor water use. Gardening classes for adults begin in late winter/spring, and kids' classes are held in the summer. Find out more in our classes section!

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Plant Database

Looking for a specific plant? Check out our plant database for information on the different plants in the gardens as well as where to find them locally for purchase.

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Water Conservation

Central Utah Water Conservancy District strives to help Utah residents conserve water in many ways. See details about the rebate program, Localscapes, and more.


Events

Comedy NightSept 10, 2018 7:00 PM

Presenter: Comedy Sportz

Ready to laugh and have a good time? Comedy Sportz has been entertaining crowds for almost 20 years. Trained comedians interact with the audience unlike any other show! This is improv at its best, and you get to be part of the action! This event is free, but registration is required in order to attend due to limited seating. Registration opens Monday, August 27th.

Pumpkin Carving Contest Oct 26, 2018 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Carved, painted, and decorated pumpkins can be dropped off from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. All pumpkin entries will be displayed at the Pumpkin Walk the following day. Cash prizes will awarded to contest winners. Check back later for more details.

Pumpkin Walk Oct 27, 2018 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Fun activities for all members of the family! Walk through the gardens and enjoy the fall colors. Check out the pumpkin entries from the pumpkin carving contest. Be amazed by a magician. Meet some “scary” animals. See a pumpkin artist hard at work. And be sure to come dressed in a costume for a free donut. Check back later for more details.


Classes


Fall GardeningSept 15, 10:00-11:00 am

Instructor: Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Gardens

Fall is the perfect time to work in the yard! Temperatures are a little more comfortable for both you and your plants. What are the types of things you should be doing out in the yard this time of year? Come to this class for ideas and tips on fall gardening.

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Localscapes 101Sept 18, 7:00-8:30 pm

Instructor: Casey Finlinson/Rick Maloy- Central Utah Gardens

Getting ready to install or upgrade your landscape? This introductory design class will show you how to landscape where you live. Learn what you can do to give your yard more curb appeal and reduce maintenance at the same time.

Kids Classes

Story Time & Craft August 15th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Marilyn Pangman - Storyteller

Children will enjoy listening to a master storyteller, followed by a fun craft related to the stories. Geared toward ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

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Database

Our website is currently under construction, and the plant database is temporarily down. Coming soon, you will be able to search water-efficient plants within our database for specific characteristics like sun exposure, water use, and bloom time. Please check back later for the upgraded plant search tool.


Water Conservation

Spring Checklist

Get your landscape ready in six easy steps


  1. Check for leaks: After a long cold winter, start of by conducting a thorough check of your sprinkler system. Many leaks are easily missed or are overlooked but even the smallest leak can waste thousands of gallons and cause a lot of damage.

  2. Plant new plants: Before the temperatures heat up, plant any new plants and take advantage of the wet spring to start off your landscape right. Local nurseries know this is the busiest time of the year for planting and usually have the best selection in spring so you know you will find something that will suit your needs.

  3. Tune your sprinklers: Make sure you start the season off slow and build up to the hot months. Even in dry springs there is plenty of moisture in the ground, typically you only need to water maybe once a week until June.

  4. Add mulch: Make sure you treat your planting beds to a fresh layer of mulch to further prevent weeds and keep the moisture in the ground.

  5. Prune and trim: . Keeping trees and bushes trimmed will promote new healthy growth. Make sure you remove dead and diseased branches and limbs first.

  6. Clean up: Make sure you have cleaned up all the leaves from the fall and mulch them into your garden. Also, remember to clean and sharpen your tools so they are ready for the year.