Plant Now for a Beautiful Spring

Each spring, gardeners (and lucky passersby) are treated to the show of crocus, tulips and daffodils that seems all the more beautiful in northern Utah after long, cold winters. A beautiful, colorful spring in the garden begins now with a little extra effort in the fall.  Jerry Goodspeed has some great tips for selecting and planting bulbs that are plentiful in garden stores right now and that will brighten your landscape next year. Click here for more information

This Month at the Market

Join us this month at the Farmers Market for a variety of events that are sure to please every member of the family! Stop by the market on September 19 for a mini quilt show put on by the quilter's group called, Pickles. This is a local group of Hess Farms ladies who have joined together to help preserve the wonderful art of quilting.  Enjoy their beautiful work while listening to music of the National Parks Band.

If cooking is your niche, join us on the 26th for our annual Chili Cook-Off and get some delicious ideas for using all the fresh peppers, chilies and tomatoes available at the market. Also all the USUBC gardens will be open to the public for tours with USU Extension horticulturist, Britney Hunter and some of our great garden stewards.


Make sure to check out the Farmers Market Facebook page, or click herefor more information. As always don't forget to pick up our free Live Well Utah recipe cookbook!


Explore The Garden Family Night:  
Night Walk

Monday, September 30, 7:30pm -9:30pm
Join us on a trek to take a look at the wetlands in a different light! Our night walk will take us out to The Natural Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, where we'll test our "night vision", learn about nocturnal creatures, and see what adaptations are needed to make it in the dark. The walk will be an easy one, but please dress for the weather. No flashlights necessary. 
Events & Classes

9/11 Sunrise Service and Memorial Unveiling

The Davis County Youth of Promise host this special event to unveil and dedicate a new memorial built at the USUBC, celebrating the memories of three 9/11 victims with Utah ties and the men and women from Utah who have died in military service since that day. Speakers include Utah Lt. Governor Greg Bell and Utah Congressman Rob Bishop. Bronze plaques honoring the 9/11 victims and service men and women will be unveiled by family members, along with a sculpture honoring emergency first responders.
When: Wednesday, September 11, 6:30am

Where: USU Botanical Center 

Gardens Open House

If you've ever wondered what's blooming at the USU Botanical Center, tonight's the night to visit. Our gardens will be open, and our Garden Stewards will be prepared to give you a teaching tour of the gardens. Get your tour map at the USU Botanical Center Farmers Market

When: Thursday, September 26, 5pm- 8pm

Where: USU Botanical Center

Cost: Free


Apple & Caramel Tasting

Enjoy the cooler weather and taste several different varieties of locally grown apples along with caramel sauce.

When:  Thursday, October 3, 5pm- 7pm 

Where: USUBC Utah House 

Cost: Free

Contact Us
Utah State University
Botanical Center
920 S. 50 W.
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801) 544-3089


Ogden Botanical Gardens
1750 Monroe Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84401
Phone: (801) 399-8080

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Events & Classes

Apple & Cheese Tasting For Garden Members

Each of our fall garden members gather together to enjoy the cool autumn air and good friends as you try different varieties of apples and cheese. Come mingle with the garden staff and dream of the year to come! 

When: Thursday, October 10, 5pm- 7pm

Where: USU Botanical Center

Cost: This event is free to Garden members.


Diagnostic Clinic for Your Garden 

Having trouble with your trees, shrubs, lawns, vegetables, or flower gardens. Our friendly and helpful Master Gardeners at the Ogden Botanical Gardens can help withquestions you might have and help you keep your garden thriving. 

When: Wednesdays, June-September,  3pm-6pm

Where: Ogden Botanical Gardens, 1750 Monroe Blvd 

Cost: Free   


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