Events at the Garden

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

Landscape Design for Utah

Thursday, April 24 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

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

Special Event

Tomato Grafting Class - Utah State University Extension

Friday, April 25 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Tomato grafting is a way to put heirloom tomatoes on disease resistant root stock to avoid pest and disease problems.  Participants will graft 6 of their own tomato plants to grow in their home garden.  $20.00 per person... learn more

Volunteer Day

Volunteer in the Garden

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

Do you need to get outside in the sunshine? Would you like to learn more about how to keep your garden looking great? Come work alongside our gardeners for a few minutes or a few hours. You’ll be helping out the Garden and... learn more

FREE Club Meeting

Landscape Refresh

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

Is your home landscape looking a little boring? Do you want to increase its attractiveness without having to start over? Then this is the class for you! Landscape designer (and Home & Garden Club staffer) Cynthia Bee will... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Beginning Beekeepking

Saturday, May 10 from 9:00AM-10:15AM

Bees not only pollinate your valuable flowers, they provide you with honey--nature’s perfect food. Learn how to safely keep bees in your own backyard. >> >> Taught by: Chris Rodesch - Salt Lake County >> >> This class will be held... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Raise Chickens in Your Backyard

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

Do you want fresh eggs from your backyard but just don’t know how? Come and learn how to keep chickens happy and productive all in your own backyard. >> >> Taught by: Lance Ellis - University of Idaho Extension >> >> This class will... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Raised Bed and Container Gardening

Thursday, May 15 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Growing in a raised bed can help bring the garden up to your level. Find out the best techniques to have a healthy and sustainable garden in a raised bed, including the best materials to use, how to keep your soil healthy... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, May 17 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Find out what’s blooming in our Garden. On this special Garden tour, we’ll show you the flowers we love best and how they’re doing. Bring your walking shoes and sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> This... learn more

Club Field Trip

So Succulent

Saturday, May 17 from 10:00AM-2:00PM

We will be venturing to Layton to visit J&J Nursery (the best place to acquire succulents in Utah).  Once there, we'll learn all about these cool plants while checking out some fun projects you can make at home.  Our tour... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Common Weeds of the Yard and Garden

Thursday, May 22 from 6:30PM-8:00PM

Are the weeds winning in your yard? Come and learn from an expert how to identify and get the upper hand on your weed war. >> >> Taught by: Ralph Whitesides >> >> This class will be held in the Education Center at 8275 S. 1300 W. in... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Compost

Saturday, May 31 from 9:00AM-10:00AM

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 enriching your soil. >> >> Taught by: Katie Wagner - Salt County Extension >> >> This... learn more

For Kids

Children's Garden Workshop - Birds

Saturday, May 31 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Bring your kids out to this special workshop to learn about what birds do for gardens. They will get hands-on garden experience and do a small project. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The lesson... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Gardening for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Saturday, May 31 from 10:30AM-11:30AM

Bees and butterflies and other pollinators are essential for a healthy environment. Find out how to create a landscape in which they will thrive. >> >> Taught by: Katie Wagner - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This class will be held... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

The Best Kept Secrets of Lawn Care

Thursday, June 5 from 6:30PM-7:30PM

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

Volunteer Day

Volunteer in the Garden

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

Do you need to get outside in the sunshine? Would you like to learn more about how to keep your garden looking great? Come work alongside our gardeners for a few minutes or a few hours. You’ll be helping out the Garden and... learn more

Special Event

Third Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, June 14 from 9:00AM-2:00PM

Have you always wondered where to buy beautiful waterwise plants? Come to the Garden on this special date when we invite local nurseries to sell their Utah-friendly plants. All the plants you need in one place! >> >> This event... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How To Install a Paver Pathway

Saturday, June 14 from 9:30AM-10:30AM

Pathways are an important addition to any landscape, especially if they are well done. Learn the best way to build a beautiful pathway and keep it looking good. This class will be held at the annual plant sale. Attendees... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

The Best New Plant Introductions from Monrovia

Saturday, June 14 from 11:00AM-12:00AM

The best-performing flowers take years of development. Industry expert Nicholas Staddon will introduce some of Monrovia’s latest plants. Free plants will be given away at a drawing after this class, which will be held at... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

Saturday, June 14 from 1:00PM-2:00PM

Herbs make a great addition to any waterwise landscape. Find out which herbs to plant and how to use them. This class will be held at the annual plant sale. Attendees must pre-register and should arrive early to ensure a... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

Saturday, June 21 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Not all trees and shrubs are created equal. On this special Garden tour, find out which are best suited to Utah’s climate. Bring your walking shoes and sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> This tour will... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Utah's Best Native Plants

Saturday, June 28 from 9:00AM-10:15AM

Utah-native plants require less water and maintenance and are adapted to our environment. Learn how to use their beauty in your landscape. >> >> Taught by: Faye Rutishauser - New Horizons Nursery >> >> This class will be held in the... learn more

For Kids

Children's Garden Workshop - Leaves and Flowers

Saturday, June 28 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Bring your kids out to this special workshop to learn about leaves and flowers. They will get hands-on garden experience and do a small project. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The lesson will be... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Barney's Perennial Picks

Saturday, June 28 from 10:30AM-12:00PM

Learn from Barney, the owner of Willard Bay Gardens and perennial expert, about colorful and hardy Utah-friendly perennials and how to care for them. >> >> Taught by: Barney Barnett - Willard Bay Perennials >> >> This class will be... learn more

Volunteer Day

Volunteer in the Garden

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

Do you need to get outside in the sunshine? Would you like to learn more about how to keep your garden looking great? Come work alongside our gardeners for a few minutes or a few hours. You’ll be helping out the Garden and... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Build an Irrigation System

Saturday, July 12 from 9:00AM-10:00AM

Irrigation systems can be confusing to design and install. Come to this special hands-on demonstration to learn everything you need to know about building your own irrigation system. >> >> Taught by: Courtney Brown - Conservation... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, July 19 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Find out what’s blooming in the Garden. On this special Garden tour, we’ll show you the flowers we love best and how they’re doing. Bring your walking shoes and sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> This... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Build a Drip System

Saturday, July 19 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 demonstration, you’ll find out what you need to know about putting a drip system into your own yard... learn more

Volunteer Day

Volunteer in the Garden

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

Do you need to get outside in the sunshine? Would you like to learn more about how to keep your garden looking great? Come work alongside our gardeners for a few minutes or a few hours. You’ll be helping out the Garden and... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Getting Butterflies in Your Garden

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

Butterflies are the one insect universally desired in every garden. Find out about their life-cycle, which ones are native to Utah, and how to get more of them in your garden. >> >> Taught by: Todd Stout - Raising Butterflies >> >> This... learn more

For Kids

Children's Garden Workshop - Insects

Saturday, August 9 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Bring your kids out to this special workshop to learn about the importance of bees, butterflies and other insects. They will get hands-on garden experience and do a small project. All children must be accompanied by a parent... learn more

Special Event

Party in the Park

Saturday, August 16 from 4:00PM-9:00PM

Celebrate summertime at the Conservation Garden Park. There’ll be fun stuff for the whole family, plus good food, music, and a live butterfly release. >> >> This event will be held at the Conservation Garden Park at 8275 S. 1300... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

Saturday, August 23 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Not all trees and shrubs are created equal. On this special Garden tour, find out which are best suited to Utah’s climate. Bring your walking shoes and sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> This tour will... learn more

Special Tour

Everything You Need to Know About Gardening

Thursday, September 4 from 6:00PM-7:30PM

Join garden expert, consultant and radio show host Joy Bossi on a tour of the Conservation Garden Park where she will share information about how to get the most out of your yard. Come with your questions and walking shoes... learn more

Volunteer Day

Volunteer in the Garden

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

Do you need to get outside in the sunshine? Would you like to learn more about how to keep your garden looking great? Come work alongside our gardeners for a few minutes or a few hours. You’ll be helping out the Garden and... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Start a Beehive

Saturday, September 6 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Come and learn what it takes to keep bees and how to start a hive in your own yard. This class will cover the basics of bee care, how to harvest honey, and where to find more information as you get into keeping bees. >> >> Taught... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Turning Over the Garden: Fall Time Yard and Garden Care

Saturday, September 13 from 9:00AM-10:00AM

Perplexed about what to do with your garden in the fall? Find out how to put your yard to bed for the winter from one of Salt Lake County’s Horticulture Specialists. >> >> Taught by: Katie Wagner - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How to Design a Beautiful Spring Bulb Garden

Saturday, September 13 from 10:30AM-12:00AM

Beautiful spring bulb designs start in the fall. Find out how to get the most out of your spring bulbs. We will teach which bulbs do best in Utah, where to find the best bulbs and how to make them into a cohesive display... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

Saturday, September 20 from 10:00AM-11:30AM

Find out what’s blooming in our Garden. On this special Garden tour, we’ll show you the flowers we love best and how they’re doing. Bring your walking shoes and sun protection. >> >> Led by: Conservation Garden Park Staff >> >> This... learn more