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

Cold CreekJune 16, 7:00-8:00 pmwww.coldcreekband.com

The music of Cold Creek is a captivating blend of traditional and progressive bluegrass that features tight harmonies, incredible picking and playing, and interesting arrangements, along with great original tunes. These musicians love to entertain, and their live show has wowed audiences at hundreds of venues all over the Mountain West.

**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.**

Madilyn Paige ConcertJune 22, 7:00-8:00 pmwww.madilynpage.com

Madilyn Paige is a singer-songwriter who has performed for audiences throughout the United States, in Canada, and Japan. At age 16, she was a Top-20 finalist on Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. Madilyn has opened for the Sawyer Brown Band, as well as performed in the pre-show for Rachel Platten, American Authors, and Jason Derulo. She has also performed with Nathan Pacheco, David Archuleta, and Vocal Point.

**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.**

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.**


Classes


Composting BasicsApril 21, 10:00-11:00 am

Instructor: Meredith Seaver – USU Extension

Successful gardeners will tell you it’s all about the soil. What better way to improve any soil than by adding compost? At first glance, composting can seem like a complicated process. Attend this class to see that it’s not as difficult as it may appear. Learn the simple way to produce compost in your own backyard. Discover the easy way to create a richer, more productive soil for your vegetables and ornamental plants.

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Deer-Proofing Your YardApril 28, 10:00-11:00 am

Instructor: Terry Messmer – USU Extension

If you live along the bench or near a natural body of water, you likely know first-hand how damaging deer can be to your property. Is there anything that can be done to protect your yard from deer? Yes there is! Come and learn from a wildlife expert what you can do to lessen the damage.

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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.