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!
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!
Combinations for ConservationMarch 24, 10:00-11:00 am
Instructor: Adrea Wheaton – USU Center for Water Efficient Landscaping
We often choose plants to put in our yard based on the fact that we like the individual plant. But, have you ever thought to choose multiple plants together that will complement each other and have a common functionality? This class will closely follow ideas presented in the Combinations for Conservation book published by Utah State University, and will be taught by one of the editors of the book. Copies of the book will be raffled away at the end of class, and all registered attendees will be entered into the drawing (must be present to win).
Growing Vegetables Is Fun! June 6, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Thanksgiving Point Staff
Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4th @ 8:30 am.
Get the summer started with a memorable education experience! Children will have the opportunity to hear a fun story about growing vegetables, play a classification game, and plant their own vegetable seed to bring home and take care of. Geared towards children ages 5-11. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.
Flowers & SeedsJune 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Instructor: Thanksgiving Point Staff
Registration for this class opens Friday, May 4th @ 8:30 am
Where do plants come from? Follow the development of a seed into a plant in this story-like explanation. Children will get a close look at some flowers and seeds, play a flower and seed matching game, and get crafty by doing some flower stamping. Geared towards children ages 5-11. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prune and trim: . Keeping trees and bushes trimmed will promote new healthy growth. Make sure you remove dead and diseased branches and limbs first.
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.