Events at the Garden

See what's coming up at the Conservation Garden Park.
Special Event

Love UT Give UT

Thursday, March 26 from 12:00AM-11:59PM

What if you could shape Utah's future in a single day? On March 26, you can! Love UT Give UT will bring together Utahns for 24 hours of giving. It's one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Utah special... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Landscape Design for Utah

Saturday, March 28 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Designing landscapes that are beautiful and fit Utah’s climate can be challenging. Learn how to make the most of your outdoor space by using tried and true design techniques adapted for Utah. >> >> Instructor: Cynthia Bee -... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Dividing Ornamental Grasses

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

Come put 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

FREE Landscape Class

Vegetable Gardening

Thursday, April 16 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 >> >> This class will be... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Organic Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, April 18 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 18 from 10:00AM-11:00AM

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 >> >> This... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Grow Healthy Fruit Trees

Saturday, April 18 from 11:00AM-12:30PM

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 >> >> This class will be held in the Education... learn more

USU Extension Class

Tomato Grafting

Wednesday, April 22 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

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

FREE Landscape Class

How to Start a Beehive

Saturday, April 25 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Bees not only pollinate your valuable flowers, they provide you with honey--nature’s perfect food. Learn how to start and safely keep a beehive in your own backyard. >> >> Instructor: Chris Rodesch - Salt Lake County >> >> This... learn more

USU Extension Class

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

Saturday, April 25 from 12:00PM-2:00PM

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... learn more

USU Extension Class

Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

Saturday, April 25 from 2:00PM-4:00PM

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... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Planting

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

Come put 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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, May 6 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Plant Beautiful Containers

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

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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, May 13 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, May 16 from 10:00AM-11:00AM

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 >> >> This... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, May 20 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Common Utah Weeds & How to Control Them

Thursday, May 21 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 >> >> This class will be held in the Education Center at 8275 S... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, May 27 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Growing Herbs

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

Herbs make a great addition to any waterwise landscape. Find out which herbs to plant and how to grow them in Utah. >> >> Instructor: Katie Wagner - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This class will be held in the Education Center... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Use Herbs

Saturday, May 30 from 11:00AM-12:30PM

Find out how to use herbs that you’ve grown in your landscape. We'll discuss many herb uses including culinary and medicinal. Samples will be provided. >> >> Instructor: Beuna Tomalino >> >> This class will be held in the Education... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, June 3 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Compost

Saturday, June 6 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

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

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Perennial Plant Care

Saturday, June 6 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

FREE Landscape Class

How to Raise Chickens in your Backyard

Saturday, June 6 from 11:00AM-12:30PM

Do you want fresh eggs from but don’t know how to raise chickens? This is the class for you! Come learn how to keep chickens happy and productive right in your own backyard. >> >> Instructor: Lance Ellis - University of Idaho... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, June 10 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Special Event

Plant Con 2015

Saturday, June 13 from 9:00AM-3:30PM

Meet with fellow plant enthusiasts for an exciting day full of speakers (including special guest Dan Heims of Terra Nova Nurseries!), exhibits and the latest information on new plants! Registration required. Lunch included... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Seed Superpowers

Wednesday, June 17 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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, June 17 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

Saturday, June 20 from 10:00AM-11:00AM

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 >> >> This... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Fun with Flowers

Wednesday, June 24 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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, June 24 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, July 1 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Birds of a Feather

Wednesday, July 8 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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, July 8 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Lavender Care

Saturday, July 11 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Would you like to learn how to care for your lavender? How 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 gardeners! You’ll... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Water, Water, Everywhere

Wednesday, July 15 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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, July 15 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Best Kept Secrets of Lawn Care

Thursday, July 16 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

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 >> >> This class will be held in the Education... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Do It Yourself: Sprinkler Systems

Saturday, July 18 from 9:00AM-10:00AM

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

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, July 18 from 10:00AM-11:00AM

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 >> >> This... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Do It Yourself: Drip Systems

Saturday, July 18 from 10:30AM-12:00PM

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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, July 22 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, July 29 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Summer Planting

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

Would you like to learn the best techniques for planting? Come put 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

USU Extension Class

Fruit Tree Budding

Tuesday, August 4 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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, August 5 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: A Bug's Life

Wednesday, August 12 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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, August 12 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

Saturday, August 15 from 10:00AM-11:00AM

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 >> >> This... learn more

Garden Fair

Party in the Park 2015

Saturday, August 15 from 4:00PM-8:00PM

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 Conservation... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Smarty Plants

Wednesday, August 19 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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, August 19 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, August 26 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible! On this small group tour you’ll see examples of attractive waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your own landscape. The tour starts at the Education... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Keep Bees in Your Backyard

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

Come and learn what it takes to keep bees in your backyard. This class will cover the basics of bee care, how to harvest honey and where to find the best information as you begin beekeeping. >> >> Instructor: Chris Rodesch -... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Dividing Perennial Plants

Saturday, September 5 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Would you like to learn how to divide perennials? Come put 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

FREE Landscape Class

Turning Over Your Garden: Fall Time Yard and Garden Care

Saturday, September 12 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 >> >> This class will be... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, September 19 from 10:00AM-11:00AM

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 >> >> This... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Design a Beautiful Spring Bulb Garden

Thursday, October 1 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Find out how to get the most out of your spring bulbs. Learn which bulbs do well in Utah, where to find the best bulbs and how to make them into a cohesive display that will add color to your spring garden. >> >> Instructor:... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Planting Spring Bulbs

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

Would you like more experience planting bulbs? Come put 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

Workshop

Design Your Own Landscape - Morning Session

Saturday, October 24 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Are you designing a landscape and need some guidance? Learn how to design your landscape with step-by-step instruction from experienced landscape designers. Attendees should bring: a plot plan (to scale), drawing implements... learn more

Workshop

Design Your Own Landscape - Afternoon Session

Saturday, October 24 from 2:00PM-4:00PM

Are you designing a landscape and need some guidance? Learn how to design your landscape with step-by-step instruction from experienced landscape designers. Attendees should bring: a plot plan (to scale), drawing implements... learn more