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

An Rogaire DubhJuly 20, 7:00-8:00 pmwww.IrishInUtah.com

This is a fun local group whose performance includes Irish music, story-telling, and the fast feet of Irish dancers! The band was founded by Joe Perry, a local Irish musician who plays the uilleann pipes, an instrument that is about as Irish as they get. The band has played at numerous wedding receptions, festivals, and shows.

**Concerts are free, and no registration or tickets are required. Come early for the best seats. Outside food and drink is allowed, but please remember to clean up after yourself.**

Cherie Call & Lyndy ButlerAug 10, 7:00-8:00 pmwww.cheriecall.com & www.lyndybutler.com

Cherie Call and Lyndy Butler are popular Utah singer-songwriters who have teamed up for a collection of songs called The Buddy System, for creative, energetic kids and the people who love them. Cherie and Lyndy will be playing songs from that album as well as favorites from their individual repertoires.

**Concerts are free, and no registration or tickets are required. Come early for the best seats. Outside food and drink is allowed, but please remember to clean up after yourself.**

Evening with a MagicianAugust 13th, 2018 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Prepare to be amazed! Jason Fun is a local magician who started doing magic as a hobby over 25 years ago. Jason, and his wife Marcela, are award-winning magicians who were recently awarded the True Magic Award by the creators of Discover Magic. Come and see what makes this show so great! The event is free, but registration is required in order to attend due to limited seating. Registration opens Monday, July 30th.


Classes


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

Instructor: Casey Finlinson – Central Utah Gardens

Registration for this class opens Wednesday, Aug 15 @ 8:30 am.

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.

Kids Classes

Water ScienceJuly 18th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Monica Hoyt - Central Utah Water

Learn about the properties of water and be entertained at the same time! Look at water in a whole new way with these fun experiments! This STEM-based class will be sure to fascinate all who attend. Geared toward 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.

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Story Time & CraftJuly 25th, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Annette VanWagenen - 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.