Events at the Garden

See what's coming up at the Conservation Garden Park.
Landscape Class

Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop

Saturday, February 20 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Learn basic pruning techniques to keep your trees and shrubs growing strong and looking great. Instruction will be followed by a hands-on demonstration in the Garden. >> >> Instructor: JayDee Gunnell - USU Extension >> >> Class... learn more

Landscape Class

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday, February 20 from 11:00AM-12:30PM

Fruit trees are healthier and produce more when correctly pruned. Learn how to get the most from your fruit trees with class instruction and a hands-on demonstration. >> >> Instructor: JayDee Gunnell - USU Extension >> >> Class... learn more

Landscape Class

Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop

Saturday, March 5 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Learn basic pruning techniques to keep your trees and shrubs growing strong and looking great. Instruction will be followed by a hands-on demonstration in the Garden. >> >> Instructor: JayDee Gunnell - USU Extension >> >> Class... learn more

Landscape Class

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday, March 5 from 11:00AM-12:30PM

Fruit trees are healthier and produce more when correctly pruned. Learn how to get the most from your fruit trees with class instruction and a hands-on demonstration. >> >> Instructor: JayDee Gunnell - USU Extension >> >> Class... learn more

Workshop

Work & Learn: Pruning

Saturday, March 12 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Come get dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our gardeners! You’ll receive expert instruction in tree and shrub pruning and learn how to prune in your own yard. Bring gloves and dress for the... learn more

Landscape Class

Sprinkler System Basics

Saturday, March 19 from 9:00AM-10:15AM

Sprinkler systems can be confusing to design and install. This special hands-on class will demonstrate everything you need to know about building your own irrigation system. >> >> Instructor: Clifton Smith - Conservation Garden... learn more

Landscape Class

Drip System Basics

Saturday, March 19 from 10:30AM-11:15AM

Are you confused about drip systems? With so many styles and parts, it’s hard to know where to start. During this hands-on class, you’ll find out how to install and maintain a drip system in your own yard. >> >> Instructor:... learn more

Landscape Class

Localscape University

Saturday, March 26 from 9:00AM-1:00PM

Do you want a landscape that works for Utah? Localscapes is landscaping for where you live. Let the localscape approach help you design a gorgeous yard that saves you time and money. In this class you'll learn how to create... learn more

Landscape Class

Work & Learn: Dividing Ornamental Grasses

Saturday, April 2 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Come get dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our gardeners! You’ll receive expert instruction in dividing ornamental grasses while learning effective techniques to use in your own yard. Participants... learn more

Landscape Class

Vegetable Gardening for Utah Yards

Thursday, April 7 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

You can’t buy fresher, tastier vegetables than those grown in your own backyard! Learn the best methods and tricks for growing vegetables in Utah. >> >> Instructor: Karen Eaton - Conservation Garden Park >> >> Class held in the... learn more

Landscape Class

Localscapes University - 2 Day Class

Thursday, April 14 from 6:30PM-8:30PM

Do you want a landscape that works for Utah? Localscapes is landscaping for where you live. Let the localscape approach help you design a gorgeous yard that saves you time and money. In this class you'll learn how to create... learn more

Landscape Class

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, April 16 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Learn the right way to grow healthy, nutritious vegetables while being kind to nature. This class will cover organic options for pest control and getting the right nutrients to your plants. >> >> Instructor: Katie Wagner - Salt... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

Saturday, April 16 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Not all trees and shrubs are created equal. On this unique Garden tour find out which trees and shrubs are best suited to Utah’s climate. Wear walking shoes and bring sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> Meet... learn more

Landscape Class

Growing Fruit Trees

Saturday, April 16 from 10:45AM-12:15PM

Do bugs get to your peaches before you do? Are your apples too small? Learn how to make your fruit trees healthy and pest-free. >> >> Instructor: Katie Wagner - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> Class held in the Education Center:... learn more

Landscape Class

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop with USU Extension

Saturday, April 23 from 10:00AM-2:30PM

Learn to propagate fruit trees in this hands-on workshop.  Take home two grafted apple trees which are included with the registration fee. Participants can select from the various apple varieties supplied or bring their own... learn more

Landscape Class

Tomato Grafting Class with USU Extension

Saturday, April 30 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Tomato grafting is quickly becoming a popular and cost-effective way to put older heirloom tomatoes on disease resistant rootstocks to overcome soil diseases and pests to limit or eliminate the use of chemical pesticides... learn more

Landscape Class

Container Gardening

Saturday, May 7 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Annuals and showy perennials can be water-needy but when planted in containers they add sparkle to landscapes and save water. Learn how to design, create and maintain beautiful container plantings. >> >> Instructor: Cory Collins... learn more

Landscape Class

Work & Learn: Planting

Saturday, May 7 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Come get dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our gardeners! You’ll receive expert instruction in proper planting while learning effective techniques to use in your own yard. Bring gloves and... learn more

Landscape Class

Creating Waterwise Parkstrips

Thursday, May 12 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Hot, dry and walked on frequently, parkstrips can be difficult to design. This class will focus on techniques to create beautiful waterwise parkstrips, including plants that will thrive in these tough sites. >> >> Instructor:... learn more

Landscape Class

Best Kept Secrets of Lawn Care

Saturday, May 14 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Become the envy of your neighborhood! Find out little-known secrets that will improve the color and health of your grass. >> >> Instructor: Katie Wagner - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> Class held in the Education Center: 8275... learn more

Landscape Class

How to Compost

Saturday, May 14 from 10:45AM-12:15PM

Don’t waste your grass clippings and leaves--compost them! Making compost uses your garden waste and returns it to the earth, sending less to the landfill and more nutrients to your soil. >> >> Instructor: Katie Wagner - Salt... learn more

Landscape Class

Common Utah Weeds & How To Control Them

Thursday, May 19 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Are weeds winning the battle over your yard? Come learn from an expert how to identify and get the upper hand on your weed war. >> >> Instructor: Ralph Whitesides >> >> Class held in the Education Center: 8275 S. 1300 W. in West... learn more

Landscape Class

Localscapes University

Saturday, May 21 from 9:00AM-1:00PM

Do you want a landscape that works for Utah? Localscapes is landscaping for where you live. Let the localscape approach help you design a gorgeous yard that saves you time and money. In this class you'll learn how to create... learn more

Landscape Class

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, May 21 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Find out what’s blooming in our Garden! We’ll show you the flowers we love best and why they do well along the Wasatch Front. Wear walking shoes and bring sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> Class... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Seed Superpowers

Saturday, May 28 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

In these fun and exciting classes kids will discover nature using their intelligence and imagination while strengthening their connection to the outdoor world! Every class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and... learn more

Landscape Class

Creating Waterwise Parkstrips

Saturday, June 4 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Hot, dry and walked on frequently, parkstrips can be difficult to design. This class will focus on techniques to create beautiful waterwise parkstrips, including plants that will thrive in these tough sites. >> >> Instructor:... learn more

Landscape Class

Work & Learn: Caring for Perennials

Saturday, June 4 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Are you confused about the best methods for caring for your perennials? When do you cut them back? How do you get the maximum bloom out of them? Come put dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Fun with Flowers

Saturday, June 4 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

In these fun and exciting classes kids will discover nature using their intelligence and imagination while strengthening their connection to the outdoor world! Every class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and... learn more

Special Event

Plant Con 2016

Saturday, June 11 from 9:00AM-2:30PM

Meet with fellow plant enthusiasts for an exciting day full of speakers (including special guest TBD!), exhibits and the latest information on new plants! Registration required. Lunch included. >> >> 9:00 - 10:15 am >> Choose... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Birds of a Feather

Saturday, June 18 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

In these fun and exciting classes kids will discover nature using their intelligence and imagination while strengthening their connection to the outdoor world! Every class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

Saturday, June 18 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Not all trees and shrubs are created equal. On this unique Garden tour find out which trees and shrubs are best suited to Utah’s climate. Wear walking shoes and bring sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> Meet... learn more

Landscape Class

Creating Waterwise Parkstrips

Thursday, July 14 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Hot, dry and walked on frequently, parkstrips can be difficult to design. This class will focus on techniques to create beautiful waterwise parkstrips, including plants that will thrive in these tough sites. >> >> Instructor:... learn more

Landscape Class

Sprinkler System Basics

Saturday, July 16 from 9:00AM-10:15AM

Sprinkler systems can be confusing to design and install. This special hands-on class will demonstrate everything you need to know about building your own irrigation system. >> >> Instructor: Clifton Smith - Conservation Garden... learn more

Landscape Class

Nature Detectives: Water, Water, Everywhere

Saturday, July 16 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

In these fun and exciting classes kids will discover nature using their intelligence and imagination while strengthening their connection to the outdoor world! Every class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, July 16 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Find out what’s blooming in our Garden! We’ll show you the flowers we love best and why they do well along the Wasatch Front. Wear walking shoes and bring sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> Class... learn more

Landscape Class

Drip System Basics

Saturday, July 16 from 10:30AM-11:45AM

Are you confused about drip systems? With so many styles and parts, it’s hard to know where to start. During this hands-on class, you’ll find out how to install and maintain a drip system in your own yard. >> >> Instructor:... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: A Bug's Life

Saturday, August 6 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

In these fun and exciting classes kids will discover nature using their intelligence and imagination while strengthening their connection to the outdoor world! Every class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and... learn more

Landscape Class

Work & Learn: Summer Planting

Saturday, August 6 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Would you like to learn the best techniques for planting? Come get dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our gardeners! You’ll receive expert instruction while learning effective techniques to... learn more

Landscape Class

Creating Waterwise Parkstrips

Saturday, August 13 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Hot, dry and walked on frequently, parkstrips can be difficult to design. This class will focus on techniques to create beautiful waterwise parkstrips, including plants that will thrive in these tough sites. >> >> Instructor:... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Smarty Plants

Saturday, August 13 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

In these fun and exciting classes kids will discover nature using their intelligence and imagination while strengthening their connection to the outdoor world! Every class includes hands-on indoor and outdoor activities and... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

Saturday, August 13 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Not all trees and shrubs are created equal. On this unique Garden tour find out which trees and shrubs are best suited to Utah’s climate. Wear walking shoes and bring sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> Meet... learn more

Special Event

Party in the Park 2016

Saturday, August 20 from 4:00PM-7:00PM

Celebrate summertime at the Conservation Garden Park with fun for the whole family! Enjoy butterfly releases, great food, live bands, kids' crafts, scavenger hunt, educational exhibits and much more! >> >> Held at the Conservation... learn more

Landscape Class

Fruit Tree Budding Class with USU Extension

Wednesday, August 24 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Budding is a type of grafting and is a propagation technique used by plant and fruit producers to put desirable trees on hardy roots. Budding can also be practiced by the home gardener and can be a source of pleasure, satisfaction... learn more

Landscape Class

Work & Learn: Retrofitting a Drip Irrigation System

Saturday, September 3 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Changing out sprinklers to drip systems is easier than you might think. During the event, you'll help retrofit a spray system to a drip system in the Garden. Along the way, you’ll receive expert instruction while learning... learn more

Landscape Class

Creating Waterwise Parkstrips

Thursday, September 8 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Hot, dry and walked on frequently, parkstrips can be difficult to design. This class will focus on techniques to create beautiful waterwise parkstrips, including plants that will thrive in these tough sites. >> >> Instructor:... learn more

Landscape Class

Localscapes University

Saturday, September 10 from 9:00AM-1:00PM

Do you want a landscape that works for Utah? Localscapes is landscaping for where you live. Let the localscape approach help you design a gorgeous yard that saves you time and money. In this class you'll learn how to create... learn more

Landscape Class

Turning Over Your Garden: Fall Time Yard and Garden Care

Saturday, September 17 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Perplexed about what to do with your garden in the fall? Find out how to put your yard to bed for the winter from a local horticulture expert. >> >> Instructor: Katie Wagner - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> Class held in the... learn more

Landscape Class

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Find out what’s blooming in our Garden! We’ll show you the flowers we love best and why they do well along the Wasatch Front. Wear walking shoes and bring sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> Class... learn more

Landscape Class

Work & Learn: Bulb Planting

Saturday, October 1 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Would you like more experience planting bulbs? Come get dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our gardeners! You’ll receive expert instruction while learning effective techniques to use in your... learn more