Preparing Your Yard for Winter
By the time the gardening season winds down, many gardeners, like their lackluster plants, are spent. It is all too easy to ignore the work that waits outside. But by accomplishing a few simple chores before winter takes over, you can ensure healthier and happier plants next spring.
And once it does start to snow and freeze, use de-icing materials sparingly. Many of these are salt derivatives and can "burn" your plants if you use too much. 
An Extraordinary September
Ordinarily, September is the start of a quieter season the gardens, but this year two events made last month extra special and memorable.


Each year since the  attacks of September 11, 2001, the Davis County Youth of Promise organization has hosted a memorial service on that anniversary. This year's memorial service  featured a dedication of a monument at the Utah State University Botanical Center in Kaysville. For more information on the service, click here


When Salt Lake County needed help with an erosion prevention project in Emigration Canyon they came to our native plant experts for help. Plants were started in the USUBC greenhouse and thanks to the efforts of Master Gardeners and 125 volunteers, more than 500 trees and shrubs were planted in Emigration Canyon on September 21st. Click here to read more about the event, and future planting opportunities. 


Bring your family and friends and join us for the USU Botanical Center's
This fun-filled evening is a family favorite to celebrate fall and Halloween . Pumpkinpalooza will take place Monday, October 28 from 6pm- 8pm, at the USU Botanical Center's Varga Arboretum. Parking can be found at 875 S. 50 W., Kaysville, next to the Utah House.        

 "lights on", child-friendly event will feature a pumpkin walk, face painting, the Grass Garden Labyrinth and a pumpkin launcher! 

Free apple cider will be offered as well as doughnuts and hot chocolate for the first 200 visitors.

This is a "lights on, child-friendly event. For more information, call 801-544-3089
Farmers Market

Thursday, October 3rd, 5pm- 8pm
Our final market of the year will have it all! From apple and caramel sauce tasting, to a tomato launcher, there's something for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to stop by each of our artisan and vendor's booths, and pick up a map of the botanical center from the information booth.
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.

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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