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.


Classes


Fruit Trees at HomeFeb 21, 2018 7:00-8:00 pm

Instructor: Taun Beddes – USU Extension

Find out which varieties of fruit-bearing trees are better for our area, and receive instruction on proper planting and pruning methods. Be trained on how to care for your trees and control potential pests. Learn what you can do to help ensure the best harvest possible.

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Vegetable GardeningFeb 24, 10:00-11:00 am

Instructor: Sheriden Hansen – USU Extension

Interested in growing vegetables and want to brush up on your green thumb skills? This class will cover the where, when, what, who, and why of vegetable gardening Learn about site requirements and preparation, best planting times, recommended varieties, and more!

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Kids Classes

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.


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.