August 2010
Friends of the Garden Tour Mt. Timpanogos

photo by Jerry Goodspeed
Cascade Springs, Timpanooke trailhead, and Thanksgiving Point Gardens, all located in Utah County, ignited every sense during this year's Friends of the Garden Wildflower Tour. Members located and identified more than 40 individual wildflowers and plant species. A tour and delicious lunch at Thanksgiving Point Gardens capped the day. Plans are already under way to make Wildflower Tour 2011 the best yet (think Tetons, an alpine meadow, and dinner at Bar J)!

Garden Fair to Benefit Ornamental Grass Garden
photo by Richard Anderson, 2004
Do you know what rattlesnake grass sounds like? Have you touched the fuzzy seedhead of fountain grass? Have you  stood next to a twelve foot hardy pampas grass?  If not, let us help you experience this at our future ornamental grass garden, which will feature hundreds of stimulating grasses and a labyrinth to walk. 

All proceeds from this year's plant sale will help us build this wonderful new public-display garden. Drop by the gardens and see our new design and construction. To see a list of plants that will be available for purchase, click here.

Featured Photo by Jan Barker

Each month, we would like to feature a nature picture from you.  To submit your favorite outdoor photo, and for a chance to win a gift from the gardens, email it to
Upcoming Events

Totally Tomato Taste Testing

Join us at the Utah Botanical Center Farmers Market to taste heirloom varieties produced in our research plots. You may find a new favorite at this free and delicious event.

When:          Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010
Time:            5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where:         Utah Botanical Center Greenhouse
                     725 South Sego Lily Drive
                     Kaysville, Utah


Canning the Season

Hold onto the harvest. Utah State University Extension agent, Teresa Hunsaker, demonstrates favorite salsas and other tomato recipes. It's free, hands on instruction, so come ready to get cooking.

When:           Thursday, Aug.19, 2010
Time:            Noon-1 p.m.
Where:          Ogden Botanical Gardens
                      1750 Monroe Boulevard
                      Ogden, Utah


When:            Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
Time:             11 a.m. - noon
Where:          Utah Botanical Center Greenhouse
                      725 South Sego Lily Drive
                     Kaysville, Utah  


Garden Fair

The 2010 Garden Fair celebrates six years at the Utah Botanical Center. The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The plant sale, which features beautiful and interesting plants well suited for Utah landscapes, is located  next to the Rasmussen Teaching Garden at the Greenhouse Complex (click for map). UBC staff members will be available to answer questions and offer advice on plant selections.


When:            Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
Time:              8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:           Utah Botanical Center Greenhouse

                       725 South Sego Lily Drive
                       Kaysville, Utah

Click Here for more classes!
Click here for Gardening Basics
Click here for August gardening tips.  
Come enjoy an evening of fun, food, and a stroll through the arboretum every Thursday from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
For information, click here.

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Contact Us
Utah Botanical Center
725 South Sego Lily Drive
Kaysville, UT  84037
phone: (801) 593-8969

Ogden Botanical Gardens
1750 Monroe Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84401
phone: (801) 399-8201
The "Friends of the Garden" Membership Program helps ensure that your gardens keep growing. Your support helps as we develop more demonstration gardens and green space for our future. Click here for more information on becoming a member. 

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