May 2011




The first week in May is International Compost Awareness Week and we are celebrating with a free composting basics class on Saturday, May 21.  Compost is a rich soil amendment that benefits garden plants, house plants and the environment by diverting compostable material from the the landfill. When done correctly, composting is simple, odorless, and produces a valuable, natural soil amendment. To read more, click here. 


Spring Plant Sales

Join us at the end of May,  just in time for warm weather at the Ogden Botanical Gardens and the Utah Botanical Center for our spring plant sale.  Each year we strive to provide plants custom to the mountain desert climate we live in.  You will be able to purchase plants including vegetables, annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.  To learn more about the types of plants you can purchase, by viewing pictures and detailed descriptions, click here.  

New Class Postings



Colorful Containers and Perfect Pots

Date: May 19, noon - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Ogden Botanical Gardens

Click here to learn more


Composting Basics

Date: May 21, 11:00 a.m. - noon

Location: Utah Botanical Center - Utah House

Click here to learn more


Tree Walk

Date: June 18, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Utah Botanical Center - Varga Arboretum Garden

Click here to learn more


Botanical Watercolor Class

Date: June 18, 11:00 - noon

Location: Utah Botanical Center - Utah House

Click here to register


Annual "Art in the Gardens" Gala

Date: June 23, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ogden Botanical Gardens

Click here to learn more


Classes in May


May is an exciting month for us; we will feature two free classes. 


 Colorful Containers and Perfect Pots: Master Gardener, Kay Ballif, will teach how to create and maintain colorful containers all summer long.  Learn about many premium annuals available for sun or shade, and how to design with them for your                                 own spectacular displays.  To reserve your seat, click here.          Composting Basics: Learn the benefits and techniques of composting to get the most out of your growing space.  Compost is a rich soil amendment that will benefit garden plants, house plants and the environment by diverting compostable material from the landfill.  To reserve your seat, click here.   

Youth Summer Camps


Come explore the wonderful, slimy, wet, magic, and beautiful world of nature at the Utah Botanical Center this summer!  Each summer camp in our series is designed for a particular age group and is full of fun,

hands on experiments for investigating the world.  To learn more about what camp will fit your child best, click here. 

Become a Member

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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    gardening tips.  

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Contact Us
Utah State University  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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