Baby, it's Cold (and Icy) Outside 
In northern Utah removing snow and ice from walkways and other hardscapes often requires more than just skill with a shovel or snow blower. Chemicals are often used to clear away the ice that makes walkways and roads treacherous to navigate, but salts and other chemicals can damage vegetation, concrete and other hardscapes and cause water quality problems. Ideally, deicing products should be effective, economical and cause minimal damage. Take a look at various products and learn more about their effects (good and bad). Click here for more.
Poinsettia Care Beyond the Holidays

The poinsettias that brightened your home during the holidays don't have to be tossed out with the used wrapping paper. With proper care they can provide natural beauty in your home for months to come and can be added to your landscape this spring or even helped to bloom again next winter.
Click here for Jerry Goodspeeed to tell you how.  
Plan an Event
Weddings, family gatherings, small events and meetings will have extra beauty and character when held at various locations across the USU Botanical Gardens! Staff members are eager to work out the details of your event with affordable pricing and multiple options. Click here to plan an event.  
Events & Classes 

Improving your photography with any camera 


When: Thursday, January 17

Where: USUBC Utah House

Time: 7-9 pm

Cost: $29 Members, $37 Public  

Understand light and composition with instruction from photographer, Dave Labrum. Master Photographer Dave Labrum, is head photographer at Busath Portrait Studio and Gardens, and owner of Image Expeditions, a photography education and adventure company. 


Explore the Garden Family Night: Winterwalk


When: Monday, January 28

Where: USUBC Varga Arboretum 

Time: 6:30-8 pm

Cost: $10 per family (up to six members) or $3 per person


Come experience our winter wonderland! We'll search for some common winter creatures (or signs left by them), and learn how animals survive and adapt to the cold winter months. Come dressed for the weather and ready to do some exploring! 


Project Learning Tree Workshop

When: Saturday, February 16

Where: USU Botanical Center 

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $25

This workshop 

is geared toward non-formal and pre K-8 educators who are interested in new ways to incorporate forestry and environment related activities into their programs and classrooms. You will learn interactive activities that meet core requirements; reading strategies with connections to relevant fiction and non-fiction books are spread throughout theactivities; technology connections expose students to software applications, imaging tools, and internet resources; differentiated ins

truction helps you reach students with varying needs and talents; and improved and expanded assessment opportunities are closely aligned

with clear objectives.

Eligible for USOE Credits


For more information or to register visit or call (801) 328-1549. 


Propagation Class (#1 in Series); Starting Plants from Seed


When: Thursday, February 21

Where: USUBC Green House 

Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Cost: For entire series: $200 public, $180 members 

(Class size is limited) 


The first of a 5-part series, this class includes starting your own bedding plants and vegetables from seed, and growing them for planting in your garden and landscape. Registration fees include seeds, soilless media, containers, and labels.



Cheese Please: The Art of Home Cheese Making 


When: Saturday, February 23

Where: USUBC Utah House 

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Cost: $29 Members, $37 Public 


Learn the basics in home cheese making from expert Doug Manifold, from Beehive Cheese Company. 


Explore the Garden Family Night: Chocolate Lovers Night


When: Monday, February 25

Where: USUBC Utah House 

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cost: $10 per family (up to six members) or $3 per person


Chocolate lovers of all ages will enjoy this delicious event. Come learn about how chocolate is made and see local chocolatier, Shirl Shepherd, owner of Pa's Chocolates demonstrate chocolate dipping techniques and then enjoy making a chocolate creation of your own.

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920 S. 50 W.
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801) 544-3089


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Phone: (801) 399-8080

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