Summer Camps are Ready
Are There Home Remedies for Weed Control?
Summer is coming, which means weeds are too. Extension specialist, Richard Beard explains how there are several reasons to consider using home remedies rather than commercial fertilizers and herbicides in the yard and garden, including sensitivities to chemicals and concern that such chemicals are unhealthy or present significant environmental hazards. To learn more about natural weed control, click here.
Members-Only Wildflower Walk at Tony Grove

Mark your calendars for the July 29 wildflower walk for our garden members. Take a walk on the "wild" side with Jerry Goodspeed, JayDee Gunnell, and Richard Anderson. Meet them at Tony Grove Lake parking lot in Logan Canyon that morning for a leisurely walk among the area's beautiful wildflowers. Bring your hiking boots/shoes, water and lunch. Not a member yet? To learn more about becoming a memberclick here.

Explore the Garden Family Night: 
Bug Bash
Monday, June 30, 6:30 pm- 8 pm
This event will teach young and old the ins and outs of the bug world from an expert entomologist. Learn to identify macro-invertebrates from the pond, get a temporary bug tattoo and create a fun bug craft. Cost is $10 per family (up to 6 members) or $3 per person.  Click here to register. 
Summer Camp Class Descriptions
Enchanted Garden Fairy Camp
Join us to play in our garden, learn about fairy folklore and explore the magic of plants.
When: 9am-noon; June 25, August 6
Where: USUBC Utah House 

Cost: $30  


Hobbit Holes

Come explore the different animal homes in the garden, learn about the burrowing creatures of Utah, and even create a natural habitat of your own.

When: 9am-noon; June 11, July 16
 USUBC Utah House


Slimy, Gooey, Gross

Join us as we investigate worms, discover the world of insects, and create some slimy, gooey, and gross concoctions.

When: 9am-noon; June 18, July 30
Where: USUBC Utah House
Cost: $30 


Canopy Creations

Learn about the wonderful world of trees, from the roots to the treetop. This camp includes a hands-on adventure in our arboretum and a tree-size art project.

When: 9am-noon; July 9, August 13
Where: USUBC Utah House
Cost: $30

Trails, Treks and Treats (two-day camp)

Ready for an adventure? Trails, Treks, and Treats will be sure to get you in survivor mode with things like orienteering,  shelter-building, and campfire cooking.

When: 10am-2pm; June 26-27, July 31-August 1
Where: USUBC Utah House 
Cost: $55 

Wild Wilderness Art Camp (two-day camp)

During this two-day camp, we'll use nature as inspiration and create beautiful artwork of our own.

When: 10am-2pm; June 19-20, July 31-August 1
Where: USUBC Utah House 
Cost: $55


Pirate Day

Ahoy matey! After creating some pirate garb, we will explore the ways we need (and play) with water. Come prepared to get wet! 

When: 10am-2pm; July 10, August 7
Where: USUBC Utah House
Cost: $35 


Pirate Day

Ahoy matey! After creating some pirate garb, we will explore the ways we need (and play) with water. Come prepared to get wet! 

When: 10am-2pm; July 10, August 7
Where: USUBC Utah House
Cost: $35
*Click here to register for one of our summer camps
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Utah State University
Botanical Center
920 S. 50 W.
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801) 544-3089


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

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Classes & Events
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. Click here to register.

When: Tuesdays, 9am-noon; June 3- July 29 (no class July 22)
Where: USUBC Utah House

Cost: $100 for 8-week program


Gardens Open House

Walk through the gardens at the USUBC and learn about what's growing from our garden tour guides. The tour starts at the Farmers Market Tent on 50 West in Kaysville where we will have food, children's activities, and information. This event is free. 
When: Saturday, June 28; 9am-noon

Where: USUBC Utah House

Cost: Free to the public 

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