Central Utah Gardens

Demonstrating Water Conservation through water-efficient landscaping



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



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!


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.


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.


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.

Contest Rules and Entry Form

Junior Contest Rules and Entry Form

2017 Winners

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.

Pumpkin Walk Flier

Pedometer Watch

Pumpkin Walk Video


Localscapes UniversitySept 25, 7:00-8:30 pm

Instructor: Casey Finlinson/Rick Maloy – Central Utah Gardens

Now that you’ve had the introductory 101 course, it’s time to delve into more details of creating your own Utah-friendly landscape. Learn how to create a base map for your yard. Gain a better understanding of the central open shape concept, activity area and planting bed design, sprinkler systems, and more!

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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.

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