Events & Classes

  • Tour

    Winter Garden Walk

    Saturday, January 29   10:30AM - 12:30PM

    Registration Required

    Ever wondered how to make your landscape look great year round? Come join us for a beautiful winter walk in the Garden.

    Conservation Garden Park offers many interesting plants and landscapes to see year round. During this tour we will focus on the trees, shrubs, and grasses that look great in the winter that you can add to your own landscape.

    Please come prepared to walk outside in the Garden in the cold, and potential snow.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This tour will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    This tour is may be subject to cancelation based on extreme weather.

    Registration begins on December 29th

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  • Online Class

    Flip Your Strip for Landscape Professionals

    Thursday, February 3   12:00PM - 1:30PM

    Registration Required

    Come learn the ins-and-outs on how to design and install waterwise park strips for your clients.

    Are you interested in helping your clients increase their landscape curb appeal while helping to conserve water at the same time? Then this class is for you. We’ll cover the Flip Your Strip Program, what it means for your clients, and how to design and install waterwise park strips that will meet rebate standards. Park strip flipping is the hottest landscape trend in Utah, learn how to turn this trend into traction for your business.

    This class is designed to help landscape industry professionals better understand the Flip Your Strip water conservation rebate program.

    More information on the rules, guidelines, and eligibility of the Flip Your Strip program can be found at utahwatersavers.com

    Taught by Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District staff.

    This class is for landscape industry students and professionals.

    For the homeowner version of the class please see "Creating Waterwise Park Strips".

    Registration is required for admittance to this event and to recieve CEU's.

    This class qualifies for the following CEU's:

    (1) QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper)

    (1) DOPL CORE- Energy Conservation

    (1) UCNP (Utah Certified Nursery Professional )

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  • Online Class

    Organic Vegetable Gardening

    Thursday, February 17   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Learn the right way to grow healthy, nutritious vegetables while being kind to nature.

    Learn the right way to grow healthy, nutritious vegetables while being kind to nature. This webinar will cover organic options for pest control and getting the right nutrients to your plants.

    Taught by: Katie Wagner- Utah State University Extension

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • Workshop

    Work & Learn: Pruning

    Saturday, February 26   11:00AM - 12:30PM

    Registration Required

    Practice your pruning skills in our garden. We’ll provide instruction on different pruning styles and plant types.

    Come get dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our gardeners! You’ll receive expert instruction in best yard care practices you can use in your own yard. Bring gloves and dress for the great outdoors (we provide the tools). Group size is limited, so register early.

    Practice your pruning skills in our garden. We’ll provide instruction on different pruning styles and plant types and then spend some time pruning in the garden.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    This class may be subject to cancellation based on weather conditions.

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  • Online Class

    Creating Waterwise Park Strips

    Thursday, March 3   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Get in early on the movement of park strip redesign!

    This webinar focuses on best practices to save water through appropriate watering, plant selection, and planned maintenance.

    This webinar will go over the requirements for the Flip your Strip program.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • Online Class

    Localscapes University

    Saturday, March 5   9:00AM - 11:00AM

    Registration Required

    Congratulations! You've decided to Localscape! This 2-hour webinar will teach you how to apply the method correctly to ensure you achieve all the benefits a Localscape provides. We'll cover the five steps in detail including landscape layout, an overview of irrigation, and planting bed basics.

    If you are unfamiliar with Localscapes, we recommend taking Introduction to Localscapes online first, which will help you determine if Localscaping is right for you.

    Introduction to Localscapes

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email before the class starts.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • Online Class

    Common Utah Weeds and How To Control Them

    Thursday, March 10   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Are weeds winning the battle over your yard? Spring is one of the best times to get ahead on weed control for the upcoming year.

    This webinar will cover organic, mechanical, and chemical methods of weed control and best practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park Staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email before the class starts.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • In-Person Class

    Immersive Learning: Spring Landscaping

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

    Registration Required

    Learn which early season landscaping tasks are the most important and the best way to accomplish them.

    Immersive Learning classes are action-oriented and take place in the Conservation Garden Park. Learn through observation as our expert staff teach landscaping techniques and activities by demonstrating how the work is best accomplished. Plan to be outdoors and come prepared to ask questions.

    Join us out in the Localscapes exhibit at Conservation Garden Park as our staff teaches the best techniques to clean up and prepare a Localscape to look it's best.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

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  • Online Class

    Best Trees and Shrubs for Utah

    Thursday, March 17   6:00PM - 7:00PM

    Registration Required

    Join us for this virtual class as we discuss the best types of trees and shrubs for Northern and Central Utah.

    Are you planning a Localscape, or just wanting to add a few Utah friendly plants to your landscape? During this webinar we will discuss the top performing trees and shrubs at Conservation Garden Park.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • Workshop

    Localscapes: Design Workshop

    Saturday, March 19   9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Registration Required

    Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. If you’ve taken Localscapes University but want extra help laying out your design, this workshop will get your ideas onto paper. We’ll walk you through a guided design process that covers the elements of a Localscape and the basics of planting bed design without getting into the details like selecting individual plants. Each attendee should leave with a basic Localscapes design drawn to-scale.

    Requirements:

    1. Attendees are required to have attended a Localscapes University.

    2. Attendees must come prepared with a base map of their property drawn to scale

    ( Base Map Tutorial ).

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event. If you are not registered, you will not get into this class.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

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  • Online Class

    Best Perennials and Grasses for Utah

    Thursday, March 31   6:00PM - 7:00PM

    Registration Required

    Are you planning a Localscape, or just wanting to add a few Utah friendly plants to your landscape? During this webinar we will discuss the top performing perennial flowers and ornamental grasses at Conservation Garden Park.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • Workshop

    Localscapes Irrigation Workshop

    Saturday, April 2   9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Registration Required

    If you feel confused or overwhelmed trying to design and install an Irrigation system, the Localscapes Irrigation Workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll show you parts of an irrigation system, how they go together, and when you should use a drip system.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

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  • Online Class

    Planting Bed Maintenance

    Thursday, April 7   6:00PM - 7:00PM

    Registration Required

    Join us to learn the best ways to get ahead with your planting bed maintenance.

    Planting bed maintenance doesn't have to take a long time or be difficult. This webinar will teach the best practices to maintain beautiful, healthy plants so you have more time to enjoy your landscape.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • Tour

    Conservation Garden Tour

    Friday, April 8   5:30PM - 7:00PM

    Registration Required

    Come join us for a tour of Conservation Garden Park!

    Take a walk with us through Conservation Garden Park and learn how to see landscapes differently. On the tour, we'll visit a number of inspiring exhibits while our guide shares ways to incorporate the concepts demonstrated into your own landscape.

    Highlights of the tour include:

    Localscapes Exhibit: a 1/4 acre sustainable residential landscape

    Park Strip Exhibit: 9 beatiful and water conserving example

    Vegetable Gardens

    Pollinator Friendly Landscapes

    Waterwise Example Landscapes

    Registration is required.

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  • Online Class

    Basic Irrigation Repairs

    Thursday, April 14   6:00PM - 7:00PM

    Registration Required

    A healthy landscape needs a properly working sprinkler and drip system.

    Landscapes in Utah rely on water from irrigation systems during the growing season to look their best. This webinar will focus on how to analyze and repair your irrigation system to help to make sure it is running efficiently.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • Online Class

    Backyard Composting

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

    Registration Required

    Instead of throwing away your grass clippings and leaves, use them to benefit your garden!

    Compost has so many amazing benefits for your plants and landscape. In this webinar we’ll teach you to make your own homemade compost so you can add nutrients back to your soil.

    Taught by Katie Wagner: USU Extension

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

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  • In-Person Class

    Localscapes University

    Saturday, April 30   9:00AM - 11:30AM

    Registration Required

    Congratulations! You've decided to Localscape! This in-person class will teach you how to apply the method correctly to ensure you achieve all the benefits a Localscape provides. We'll cover the five steps in detail including landscape layout, an overview of irrigation, and planting bed basics.

    If you are unfamiliar with Localscapes, we recommend taking Introduction to Localscapes online first, which will help you determine if Localscaping is right for you.

    Introduction to Localscapes

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    Registration is required for admittance to this class.

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  • In-Person Class

    Creating Waterwise Park Strips

    Thursday, May 5   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Get in early on the movement of park strip redesign!

    This class focuses on best practices to save water through appropriate watering, plant selection, and planned maintenance.

    This class will go over the requirements for the Flip your Strip program.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for this class.

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  • Workshop

    Work & Learn: Switch2Drip

    Saturday, May 7   10:00AM - 11:30AM

    Registration Required

    Learn how easy it is to switch you sprinkler heads to drip irrigation.

    Come get dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our gardeners! You’ll receive expert instruction in best yard care practices you can use in your own yard. Bring gloves and dress for the great outdoors (we provide the tools). Group size is limited, so register early.

    Watering with drip irrigation will reduce both water and weeding requirements in your own yard. You'll learn how to switch out your sprinklers to a drip system and help us retrofit an older area of the garden to drip irrigation.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

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  • Workshop

    Localscapes: Design Workshop

    Thursday, May 12   5:30PM - 8:30PM

    Registration Required

    Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. If you’ve taken Localscapes University but want extra help laying out your design, this workshop will get your ideas onto paper. We’ll walk you through a guided design process that covers the elements of a Localscape and the basics of planting bed design without getting into the details like selecting individual plants. Each attendee should leave with a basic Localscapes design drawn to-scale.

    Requirements:

    1. Attendees are required to have attended a Localscapes University.

    2. Attendees must come prepared with a base map of their property drawn to scale

    ( Base Map Tutorial ).

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

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  • Tour

    Waterwise Tree and Shrub Tour

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

    Registration Required

    Join us at Conservation Garden Park for these plant focused tours of the garden.

    Are you planning a Localscape, or just wanting to add a few Utah friendly plants to your landscape? During this tour we will discuss the top performing trees and shrubs at Conservation Garden Park.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This tour will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

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  • Tour

    Waterwise Perennials Tour

    Thursday, May 26   6:00PM - 8:00PM

    Registration Required

    Join us for this tour as we discuss the best types of perennial flowers and ornamental grasses for Northern and Central Utah.

    Are you planning a Localscape, or just wanting to add a few Utah friendly plants to your landscape? During this tour we will discuss the top performing perennials and ornamental grasses at Conservation Garden Park.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This tour will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

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  • Workshop

    Localscapes: Irrigation Workshop

    Thursday, June 2   5:30PM - 8:30PM

    Registration Required

    If you feel confused or overwhelmed trying to design and install an Irrigation system, the Localscapes Irrigation Workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll show you parts of an irrigation system, how they go together, and when you should use a drip system.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    learn more
  • Tour

    Conservation Garden Tour

    Friday, June 10   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Come join us for a tour of Conservation Garden Park!

    Take a walk with us through Conservation Garden Park and learn how to see landscapes differently. On the tour, we'll visit a number of inspiring exhibits while our guide shares ways to incorporate the concepts demonstrated into your own landscape.

    Highlights of the tour include:

    Localscapes Exhibit: a 1/4 acre sustainable residential landscape

    Park Strip Exhibit: 9 beatiful and water conserving example

    Vegetable Gardens

    Pollinator Friendly Landscapes

    Waterwise Example Landscapes

    Registration is required.

    learn more
  • Online Class

    Creating Waterwise Park Strips

    Thursday, July 7   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Get in early on the movement of park strip redesign!

    This webinar focuses on best practices to save water through appropriate watering, plant selection, and planned maintenance.

    This webinar will go over the requirements for the Flip your Strip program.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

    learn more
  • Tour

    Waterwise Tree and Shrub Tour

    Saturday, July 9   9:00AM - 11:00AM

    Registration Required

    Join us at Conservation Garden Park for these plant focused tours of the garden.

    Are you planning a Localscape, or just wanting to add a few Utah friendly plants to your landscape? During this tour we will discuss the top performing trees and shrubs at Conservation Garden Park.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This tour will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

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  • Workshop

    Work & Learn: Lavender

    Thursday, July 14   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Come work alongside our garden staff and learn about the best ways to care for Lavender.

    Come get dirt on your hands and a smile on your face as you work alongside our gardeners! You’ll receive expert instruction in best yard care practices you can use in your own yard. Bring gloves and dress for the great outdoors (we provide the tools). Group size is limited, so register early.

    Lavender is one of Utah’s favorite aromatic herbs. In this class you will work alongside our garden staff to clip spent flowers and learn simple maintenance techniques to keep your lavender growing well. As a bonus, volunteers may keep clippings for home and craft projects.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

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  • Tour

    Waterwise Perennials Tour

    Saturday, July 16   9:00AM - 11:00PM

    Registration Required

    Join us for this tour as we discuss the best types of perennial flowers and ornamental grasses for Northern and Central Utah.

    Are you planning a Localscape, or just wanting to add a few Utah friendly plants to your landscape? During this tour we will discuss the top performing perennials and ornamental grasses at Conservation Garden Park.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This tour will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

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  • Online Class

    Localscapes University

    Thursday, August 11   6:00PM - 8:00PM

    Registration Required

    Congratulations! You've decided to Localscape! This 2-hour webinar will teach you how to apply the method correctly to ensure you achieve all the benefits a Localscape provides. We'll cover the five steps in detail including landscape layout, an overview of irrigation, and planting bed basics.

    If you are unfamiliar with Localscapes, we recommend taking Introduction to Localscapes online first, which will help you determine if Localscaping is right for you.

    Introduction to Localscapes

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email before the class starts.

    Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link.

    learn more
  • Tour

    Conservation Garden Tour

    Friday, August 12   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Come join us for a tour of Conservation Garden Park!

    Take a walk with us through Conservation Garden Park and learn how to see landscapes differently. On the tour, we'll visit a number of inspiring exhibits while our guide shares ways to incorporate the concepts demonstrated into your own landscape.

    Highlights of the tour include:

    Localscapes Exhibit: a 1/4 acre sustainable residential landscape

    Park Strip Exhibit: 9 beatiful and water conserving example

    Vegetable Gardens

    Pollinator Friendly Landscapes

    Waterwise Example Landscapes

    Registration is required.

    learn more
  • Workshop

    Localscapes: Design Workshop

    Saturday, August 20   9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Registration Required

    Creating a good landscape plan is one of the most important steps to achieving a beautiful and functional landscape. If you’ve taken Localscapes University but want extra help laying out your design, this workshop will get your ideas onto paper. We’ll walk you through a guided design process that covers the elements of a Localscape and the basics of planting bed design without getting into the details like selecting individual plants. Each attendee should leave with a basic Localscapes design drawn to-scale.

    Requirements:

    1. Attendees are required to have attended a Localscapes University.

    2. Attendees must come prepared with a base map of their property drawn to scale

    ( Base Map Tutorial ).

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    learn more
  • Workshop

    Localscapes: Irrigation Workshop

    Saturday, August 27   9:00AM - 12:00PM

    Registration Required

    If you feel confused or overwhelmed trying to design and install an Irrigation system, the Localscapes Irrigation Workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll show you parts of an irrigation system, how they go together, and when you should use a drip system.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    learn more
  • In-Person Class

    Creating Waterwise Park Strips

    Thursday, September 1   6:00PM - 7:30PM

    Registration Required

    Get in early on the movement of park strip redesign!

    This class focuses on best practices to save water through appropriate watering, plant selection, and planned maintenance.

    This class will go over the requirements for the Flip your Strip program.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for this class.

    learn more
  • Tour

    Waterwise Tree and Shrub Tour

    Saturday, September 24   10:00AM - 12:00PM

    Registration Required

    Join us at Conservation Garden Park for these plant focused tours of the garden.

    Are you planning a Localscape, or just wanting to add a few Utah friendly plants to your landscape? During this tour we will discuss the top performing trees and shrubs at Conservation Garden Park.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This tour will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    learn more
  • Tour

    Waterwise Perennials Tour

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

    Registration Required

    Join us for this tour as we discuss the best types of perennial flowers and ornamental grasses for Northern and Central Utah.

    Are you planning a Localscape, or just wanting to add a few Utah friendly plants to your landscape? During this tour we will discuss the top performing perennials and ornamental grasses at Conservation Garden Park.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This tour will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

    learn more
  • In-Person Class

    Immersive Learning: Fall Landscaping

    Saturday, October 15   11:00AM - 12:30PM

    Registration Required

    Learn which late season landscaping tasks are the most important and the best way to accomplish them.

    Immersive Learning classes are action-oriented and take place in the Conservation Garden Park. Learn through observation as our expert staff teach landscaping techniques and activities by demonstrating how the work is best accomplished. Plan to be outdoors and come prepared to ask questions.

    Join us in our Localscapes exhibit as we demonstrate best practices for taking care of you landscape in the fall. We will cover leaf cleanup, mulching, vegetable gardens, and cutting back perennials.

    Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff.

    This class will meet in the Education Center at Conservation Garden Park.

    Registration is required for admittance to this event.

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Conservation Garden Park

801-256-4400
8275 South 1300 West
West Jordan, Utah 84088

Apr

8 - 6:30pm
Mon-Sat

May-Aug

8 - 8pm
Mon-Sat

Sep-Oct

8 - 6:30pm
Mon-Sat

Nov-Mar

8 - 5pm
Mon-Fri

Open year round. Closed some holidays.