Baby Animal Days

Save the dates for family fun! The USU Botanical Center will host Baby Animal Days May 9 and 10. Come meet bunnies, ducklings, lambs, piglets, baby llamas, miniature horses and more! Activities will include horseback rides, sheep shearing demos, food vendors, face painting, miniature train rides, bouncy houses, a climbing wall, and new this year, a Talented Talons show that featuring raptors from the Ogden Nature Center.

Family and individual tickets will be available at the gate, but buying tickets online lets you avoid long ticketing lines and gets you to the fun more quickly. Baby Animal Days runs Friday, May 9, from 2 - 8 pm and Saturday, May 10, from 10 am - 6 pm. For more information, or to buy tickets, click here.   


To see pictures from last year's Baby Animal Days, click here.


Summer Adventure Camp Registration Open
Members Only Annual Plant Sale
This year marks the 10th Annual Plant Sale for "Friends of the Gardens" and the opportunity to purchase the first introduction in our new line of beautiful plants specially selected and propagated to perform well in in Intermountain region. The 2014 USU Sego Supreme Plant - 'Wasatch Fire' fire chalice - is native to dry slopes in the west and this variety is a vibrant and beautiful addition to a water-wise landscape. This beautiful plant is a show off at the front of a border or in a parking strip and hummingbirds love the bright red blossoms.  

Our plant sale is your source for the newest in perennials, annuals and heirloom vegetable starts.The sale will be May 16 at the Rasmussen Teaching Garden, adjacent to the USUBC Greenhouse. This is our only plant sale this year, so become a member now, join us at the sale and take advantage of the other member benefits. To read about other benefits of becoming a member, or to sign up, click here.
Events & Classes

Baby Animal Days

Come meet ducklings, chicks, bunnies, kids, piglets, calves, llamas and miniature horses at USUBC's Baby Animal Days. Other activities will include horse rides, sheep-shearing demos, food vendors, face painting and miniature train rides. Click here to register.
$5 individual, $25 families

When: May 9, 10

Where: USU Botanical Center 


Members Only Plant Sale

The plant sale is your source for the newest in perennials and annuals and heirloom vegetable starts. The sale will be at the Rasmussen Teaching Garden adjacent to the greenhouse.s from which to choose from. 

Cost:  Open to all USUBC Members. Plant prices vary.

When: May 16, 5 - 8pm

Where: USU Botanical Center


Utah Water Watch Training 

Do you like visiting lakes and streams? Ever wonder how scientists measure water quality?If so, become a volunteer for Utah Water Watch! This free program teaches volunteers about watershed science and how to measure water quality in lakes and streams. Join this group of citizen scientist and help protect our lakes and streams by collecting important data. Learn more by clicking here.

Cost: Open to all
When: May 17, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: USUBC Utah House 


Fruitful & Beautiful Vegetable Gardening

Learn the keys to successful vegetable gardening along the Wasatch Front. Participants will go home with a vegetable and companion plant to get started. Click here to register.

Cost: $14 Members, $19 Public
When: May 19, 6 - 7:30 pm
Where: USU Botanical Center 


Junior Master Gardener

This on going, 8-week program will include time spent in the garden, learning tricks (and tools!) of the trade. Join us for fun, garden-themed activities, and of course, creative and delicious ways to use the plants we grow. Please register before June 3rd. For campers 8 to 11 years old. Click here to register.

Cost: $100 for 8-week program
When: Tuesdays, 9 am - noon. June 3- July 29
Where: USUBC Utah House 

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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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