January 2011
Ordering From Seed Catalogs

The new year is upon us and plant catalogs will start arriving in our mail boxes, appealing to our desire to be able to again enjoy our time outdoors in warmer weather. There are many beautiful and useful plants sold in these catalogs that we can enjoy in our yards. I personally enjoy leafing through them and am sometimes amazed at the variety available. Also, a major advantage to ordering from these catalogs is that they are often times a good source of antique/heritage plants and hard to find varieties of vegetables and fruit trees that are sometimes unavailable at local garden centers.  Read More


New Class Postings


Winter Adventure

DateFebruary 4th  3-5pm
LocationUtah State University Botanical Center - Utah House
TeacherJayne Mulford
Plant Propagation 1,2,3...
February 5th 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Utah State University Botanical Center Greenhouse
Teacher: Larry Rupp, Extension horticulture specialist

De-cluttering Your House and Green Cleaning
February 5th 11:00am -12:00
Location: Utah State University Botanical Center - Utah House
NWEI Sustainable Living Discussion Course
Thursdays, February 22nd -March 29th  7-8pm
Location: Utah State University Botanical Center - Utah House

Backyard Chickens
March 19th 11:00am - 12:00
Location: Utah State University Botanical Center - Utah House
Teacher: Justen Smith, Davis County Extension 

Landscape Plants Pruning Demonstration
March 26th 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Ogden Botanical Gardens
Teachers: Ogden Botanical Gardens staff

Fruit Pruning Demonstrations
March 5, 12, 19 9:00am - 12:00
Location: Call for locations 801-451-3403
Teachers: JayDee Gunnell, Jerry Goodpseed 
Click here to register       

Wildflower Tour of the Jackson Wyoming Area

August 3-5, 2011

Members of the Ogden Botanical Gardens and Utah State University Botanical Center are invited to join us in beautiful Jackson Hole , Wyoming Aug 3-5 for a guided in depth wildflower experience in the Teton Mountains & surrounding areas. Price is $499 per person/dbl occupancy. We will be visiting local landscapes, Gardens, research flower plots, and spend a morning in the cool Tetons looking at some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the United States.
 Find more details in our blog: ogdenbotanicalgardens.blogspot.com

Click here to learn more about and register for the 2011 Teton Wildflower Tour!

Photo of the Month

 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, mailto: ubc@usu.edu.
Become A Friend of the Garden
The "Friends of the Garden" Membership Program helps ensure that the 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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for January 
gardening tips.  
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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

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