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.


Water FestivalMay 20, 2017 10:00 AM- 2:00 PMWater Festival Details

Come be a superhero and save water! This event goes from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary! Fun activities for the kids! Enter to win a prize! Learn about the importance of water as a resource, and discover ways to conserve water indoors and outdoors. Get ideas for your backyard. Learn about Central Utah Water Conservancy District and its many roles. Call 801-226-7145 or email casey@cuwcd.com with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Comedy NightSept 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Presenter: Comedy Sportz

**REGISTRATION for this event opens MONDAY, AUG 28 @ 8:30 am.** Come enjoy a family-friendly comedy evening in the gardens featuring Comedy Sportz! This event will be held in the amphitheater. Come early for the best seats! You are welcome to bring in your own food and snacks, but please help us keep the gardens looking nice by cleaning up after yourself.

Pumpkin Walk Oct 27, 2017 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Carved, painted, and decorated pumpkins can be dropped off from Noon - 6:00 pm on Friday, October 27th. The pumpkins will be displayed at the pumpkin walk the following day. Cash prizes will be awarded to contest winners. Email questions to casey@cuwcd.com.


Control your ControllerMay 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Instructor: Rick Maloy - Central Utah Water

Take charge of your sprinkler controller! Learn how to properly schedule your sprinklers so you can avoid over-watering and have a healthy lawn. Learn controller functions you may not have known about, and see what new technologies have been incorporated into current controllers on the market. Don’t forget to take advantage of Central Utah Water’s rebate program!

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Localscapes 101May 31, 2017 7:00 PM

Instructor: Casey Finlinson - Central Utah Water

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. Class ends at 8:30.

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Localscapes University (Part 1)June 15, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Casey Finlinson - 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. You will learn how to create a base map for your yard and gain a better understanding of the central open shape concept, gathering and activity areas, and connecting with paths. It’s preferable, but not required, to have taken Localscapes 101.

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Kids Classes

It Starts with a SeedJune 07, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Central Utah Gardens Staff

Where do plants come from? Follow the development of a seed into a plant in this story-like explanation. Learn what makes a seed grow and how plants make their own food using their leaves. Children will be planting their own 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.

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Fairy and Gnome GardensJune 14, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: McCoard's Garden Center

If you build it, will they come? Children can learn about plants by creating and caring for their own little gardens made just for fairies or gnomes. This class will teach children how to make a small garden and some fun accessories to go in it. Some of those in attendance will be helping to create a demonstration container garden. 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.

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Animals and WaterJune 21, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Wild Wonders

Water is important to all forms of life, but did you know that many animals have learned how to use water sparingly? Children will learn about some of these animals and what they do to conserve. Be prepared to see and touch several animal friends in this class! 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.

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The Water CycleJune 28, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Center Utah Gardens Staff

Water can be found in many places, and it can take on various forms. In this class, children get to pretend they are water molecules and will move from the ocean to the clouds to the lake and will end up with a unique bracelet that follows the path they took. 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.

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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.