Events at the Garden

See what's coming up at the Conservation Garden Park.
FREE Club Meeting

Pruning 101

Thursday, February 12 from 7:00PM-8:30PM

Pruning is one of the easiest but least understood tasks in the home landscape- which means it's often done poorly! Pruning need not be difficult once you understand the basic tools, tricks and techniques involved. Come and... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop

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

Learn basic tree and shrub pruning techniques to keep your trees growing strong and looking great. Instruction will be followed by a hands-on demonstration in the garden. >> >> Instructor: JayDee Gunnell - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday, February 14 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 - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop

Saturday, February 21 from 9:00AM-10:30AM

Learn basic tree and shrub pruning techniques to keep your trees growing strong and looking great. Instruction will be followed by a hands-on demonstration in the garden. >> >> Instructor: JayDee Gunnell - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Saturday, February 21 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 - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This... learn more

Workshop

Landscape Design Help Workshop

Saturday, February 28 from 9:00AM-12:00PM

Are you designing a landscape? Could you use some expert design help? This workshop will give you time to work on your design with help from experienced landscape designers that can help you achieve more from your design... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Pruning

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

Would you like more experience pruning trees and shrubs? Come get your hands dirty alongside our gardeners and get some great experience pruning that you can take home. At the same time, you’ll be helping accomplish some... learn more

FREE Club Meeting

Lush Landscapes in Minutes Per Week

Thursday, March 12 from 7:00PM-8:30PM

Come learn how to reap maximum reward with the least possible effort! A landscape that's lush, low- maintenance and water saving is not only possible, but very achievable. We'll teach you the three essential parts of a fantastic... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Designing Waterwise Parkstrips

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

Hot, dry and often walked on, parkstrips can be difficult to design for. This class will focus on design techniques to help create beautiful parkstrips that are waterwise including tough waterwise plants that will thrive... 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 look and 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... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Dividing Ornamental Grasses

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

Would you like to learn how to divide ornamental grasses? Come get your hands dirty alongside our gardeners and learn how to divide ornamental grasses and get some great experience that you can take home. At the same time... learn more

FREE Club Meeting

Colorful Container Gardens

Thursday, April 9 from 7:00PM-8:30PM

Container gardens are a beautiful way to add color to your landscape.  Learn how to artfully combine flowering annuals, grasses and vines to create planters that are both stunning and functional. We'll also cover fertilization... 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 for growing vegetables in Utah. >> >> Instructor: Karen Eaton - Conservation Garden Park >> >> This class will be held in the... 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 for your plants. >> >> Instructor: Katie Wagner -... 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 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... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

How To Grow Healthy Fruit Trees

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

Do the bugs get your peaches before you do? Are your apples too small? Learn how to keep your fruit trees healthy and pest-free. >> >> Instructor: Katie Wagner - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This class will be held in the Education... 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. >> >> Taught by: Chris Rodesch - Salt Lake County >> >> This... learn more

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Planting

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

Would you like to learn the best techniques for planting? Come get your hands dirty alongside our gardeners and learn the best ways to plant and get some great experience that you can take home. At the same time, you’ll be... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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 planted in container they can add sparkle to landscapes and save water. Learn how to design and create beautiful container plantings including the best methods for planting... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

FREE Club Meeting

Everyday Curb Appeal

Thursday, May 14 from 7:00PM-8:30PM

You know a house with curb appeal when you see it- but how do you CREATE it?  Come learn the elements of curb appeal, how to assess the shortfalls of your own property and ways to make budget-friendly improvements that will... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

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

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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Common Utah Weeds and How to Control Them

Thursday, May 21 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... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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. >> >> Taught by: 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 those herbs in your landscape. We'll discuss many herb uses including culinary and medicinal. Samples will be provided. >> >> Taught by: Beuna Tomalino >> >> This class will be held in the Education Center at... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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 enriching your soil. >> >> Taught by: Katie Wagner - Salt County... 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 get your hands dirty alongside our gardeners and learn the best ways to... 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 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... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: How Plants Grow

Wednesday, June 17 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Bring your kids to our garden where they can learn about nature through discovery and interaction. In this class, kids will learn how plants grow from seeds, roots and even from leaves. They'll start several plants that they... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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 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... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Find Out About Flowers

Wednesday, June 24 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Bring your kids to our garden where they can learn about nature through discovery and interaction. In this class, kids will learn all about flowers, why they are important and how they are pollinated. Attendees will do a... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: All About Birds

Wednesday, July 8 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Bring your kids to our garden where they can learn about nature through discovery and interaction. In this class, kids will learn about birds and the role they play in a healthy ecosystem. Attendees will do a project they... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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 get your hands dirty alongside our gardeners and learn the best ways to care for your lavender... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: The Water Cycle

Wednesday, July 15 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Bring your kids to our garden where they can learn about nature through discovery and interaction. In this class, kids will learn about where our water comes from, why it's important and how we can protect it as a resource... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

The 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. >> >> Taught by: 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. Come to this special hands-on demonstration to learn everything you need to know about building your own irrigation system. >> >> Taught by: Clifton Smith - Conservation... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

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

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

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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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 get your hands dirty alongside our gardeners and learn the best ways to plant and get some great experience that you can take home. At the same time, you’ll be... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: Backyard Bugs

Wednesday, August 12 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Bring your kids to our garden where they can learn about nature through discovery and interaction. In this class, kids will learn about the good bugs, the bad bugs and the beautiful bugs in their own backyard and the part... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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 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... 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 >> •Great Food >> •Live Bands >> •Butterfly Releases >> •Kids' Crafts & Scavenger Hunt >> •Educational Exhibits >> .....and other fun family... learn more

For Kids

Nature Detectives: How Plants Adapt

Wednesday, August 19 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Bring your kids to our garden where they can learn about nature through discovery and interaction. In this class, kids will learn how plants adapt to difficult climates. They'll explore plants that store water, have deep... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

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

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, September 2 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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 more information as you get into keeping bees. >> >> Taught by: 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 get your hands dirty alongside our gardeners and learn the dos and don'ts of perennial plant division and get some great experience that you can take home. At the same... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, September 9 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... 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 Salt Lake County’s Horticulture Specialist. >> >> Taught by: Katie Wagner - Salt Lake County Extension >> >> This... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, September 16 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

Special Tour

Waterwise Perennials Tour

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

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

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, September 23 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

Weekly Tour

Waterwise Garden Tour

Wednesday, September 30 from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Gorgeous waterwise yards are possible. On this special tour, see examples of beautiful waterwise gardens and learn how to increase the beauty and water savings of your how landscape. The tour starts at the Education Center... learn more

FREE Landscape Class

Design a Beautiful Spring Bulb Garden

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

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

Volunteer Event

Work & Learn - Planting Spring Bulbs

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

Would you like more experience planting bulbs? Come get your hands dirty alongside our gardeners and learn the best ways to plant bulbs for a great spring display and get some great experience that you can take home. At the... learn more