Central Utah Gardens

Demonstrating Water Conservation through water-efficient landscaping

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Events

Several family events are held throughout the growing season at Central Utah Gardens. Learn more about upcoming concerts, festivals, and other events below.

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Classes

Our goal at Central Utah Garden is to educate residents about their outdoor water use. Gardening classes for adults begin in late winter/spring, and kids' classes are held in the summer. Find out more in our classes section!

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Plant Database

Looking for a specific plant? Check out our plant database for information on the different plants in the gardens as well as where to find them locally for purchase.

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Water Conservation

Central Utah Water Conservancy District strives to help Utah residents conserve water in many ways. See details about the rebate program, Localscapes, and more.


Events

Cherie Call & Lyndy Butler ConcertAugust 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMPop Folk, CherieCall.com & LyndyButler.com

Free family-friendly concert in the amphitheater. Come early for the best seats. Food is allowed, but please help keep the gardens litter-free by cleaning up after yourself.

Evening with a MagicianAugust 14, 2017 7:00- 8:00 PM

This event is free, but registration is required due to limited seating. Registration opens Monday, July 31. This family-friendly event will be held in the amphitheater. Come early for the best seats. Food is allowed, but please help keep the gardens litter-free by cleaning up after yourself.

Comedy NightSept 11, 2017 7:00 PM

Presenter: Comedy Sportz

**REGISTRATION for this event opens MONDAY, AUG 28 @ 8:30 am.** Come enjoy a family-friendly comedy evening in the gardens featuring Comedy Sportz! This event will be held in the amphitheater. Come early for the best seats! You are welcome to bring in your own food and snacks, but please help us keep the gardens looking nice by cleaning up after yourself.

Kids Classes

Be Water SmartJuly 26, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Center Utah Gardens Staff

What does it mean to be water smart? How does Utah’s growing population affect how we choose to use our water? This class will educate children on the important roles water plays in their lives and will help them identify things they can do to use it wisely. Geared towards children ages 5-11. A parent or guardian must accompany the children. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

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Story Time & Craft August 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Marilyn Davis- Storyteller

Come for a safari story and craft activity in the gardens! Geared toward ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater. 1 hour.

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Story Time & Craft August 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Instructor: Annette VanWagenen - Storyteller

Come for a garden-related story and craft activity in the gardens! Geared toward ages 3-8, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need a ticket to attend. Class is held in the outdoor amphitheater 1 hour.

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Database

Our website is currently under construction, and the plant database is temporarily down. Coming soon, you will be able to search water-efficient plants within our database for specific characteristics like sun exposure, water use, and bloom time. Please check back later for the upgraded plant search tool.


Water Conservation

Ten ways to improve your parkstrip


  1. Remove your grass: Everyone has grass, so change it up by planting a variety of plants that will make your house stand out.

  2. Replace your sprinklers with a drip system: Drip systems only water the plants you want to keep and save tons of water. Drip system conversion kits can be used to easily change a traditional system to drip in a matter of minutes.

  3. Ditch the weed fabric: Using a deep mulch prevents weeds far better than weed fabric that ends up being a weed itself and difficult to remove.

  4. 3 inches of mulch: Making sure you have a good layer of mulch will reduce the weeds you have and keep the moisture in the soil for your plants.

  5. Don't forget paths: Small sections of hardscape paths should be throughout your parkstrip so that people don’t have to step on your plants.

  6. Find the right trees: Parkstrips are a great place for trees, but make sure you select the right ones. Trees in the parkstrip should stay small and not disrupt the sidewalk and street with aggressive roots. Also, remember that branches need to be kept out of the way of traffic and pedestrians.

  7. Add four seasons of color: Find plants that give you a variety of colors all year-round and will make your house a destination no matter the season.

  8. Keep it soft: Remember that a parkstrip is next to a lot of traffic so be courteous and keep out plants with thorns and sharp foliage.

  9. Use a pattern: By using a repeating planting pattern your parkstrip will not look out of place. Also, try and mimic plantings in other areas of your landscape for a great cohesive look.

  10. Keep it clean: A lot of debris ends up in our parkstrip and gutter. Keep a close eye on it and clean it out often and remember to keep plants trimmed back so they don’t obstruct the sidewalk.