Events for Garden

Spring Orchid Show

Join the Utah Orchid Society for a dazzling display of both common and exotic orchid varieties. Society members will share methods for keeping plants healthy and happy and provide troubleshooting advice for budding orchid enthusiasts. A large selection of both plants and pottery will be on sale. Regular Garden Admission/Garden Members Free


Spring Orchid Show

Join the Utah Orchid Society for a dazzling display of both common and exotic orchid varieties. Society members will share methods for keeping plants healthy and happy and provide troubleshooting advice for budding orchid enthusiasts. A large selection of both plants and pottery will be on sale. Regular Garden Admission/Garden Members Free


Sowing Spring Crops

This workshop costs $10, preregistration required, register here: http://bit.ly/2nkNuzr. Lettuce, radishes, and peas - oh my! This is an informal, hands-on working lab in our demonstration garden beds at the Grateful Tomato Garden. This workshop includes helpful handouts on the basics of planting cool season crops such as lettuce, radishes and peas. As we work together to read seed packets and plant some crops together, we will discuss topics such as when to plant which crops, days to maturity, seed spacing, seed planting depth, and seed planting techniques. Everybody will get to poke in some seeds, so come dressed for crouching, kneeling, and getting a wee bit dirty. Spring has sprung! This workshop is limited to 10 participants.


Potting Up Seedlings in the Greenhouse Workshop

This workshop costs $10, preregistration required, register here: http://bit.ly/2lY7hnH. Come visit our adorable baby tomato and pepper seedlings that were planted by workshop students on February 25th and learn how to transplant them from their starter cell trays into larger individual pots filled with nutrient-rish potting mix. As we practice our potting-up skills, participants will also learn why potting up is important and why and how to harden off tomato and pepper seedlings in preparation for transplanting out into the garden in May. Each participant attending this workshop will get to take one tomato or pepper seedling home to finish raising it and to pot it up one more time if desired. Participants who also attended the Tiny Tomatoes & Pipsqueak Peppers workshop on February 25th will get to take home two seedlings! Check out some of the unusual and hard-to-find varieties that we'll be potting up: Tomatoes: Orange Peach, Wagner's Blue Green, Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Sunset's Red Horizon, Lava Flow, Brad's Atomic Grape, Napa Blush Chardonnay, San Marzano Lungo No. 2, Harless Creek Gold, Igleheart Cherry, Blue Beauty, Black and Green Vernissage, Black Sea Man, Azoychka, Green Giant, and Djena Lee's Golden Girl Oval Peppers: Violet Sparkle, Yellow Monster, Golden Treasure, Cyklon, Feher Ozon paprika, Napolean Sweet, Friariello di Napoli, and Habanada Please note that these varieties are ones that will NOT be available at our Spring Plant Sale (Sat., May 13th), so participants are getting special access to these amazing varieties for their home gardens! You may wish to bring garden gloves to this hands-on workshop. Register here: https://wasatchgardens.org/news-and-events/calendar/88 NOTE: This workshop is limited to 8 spots because of space limitations in our greenhouse. Because of the limited number of spaces available, we are unable to issues refunds for last-minute cancellations or for no-shows. If you've already paid for this workshop and find you are unable to attend, please call Marybeth at (801) 359-2658 x 10 no later than 5pm on Monday, April 3rd to discuss attending a similar workshop on our calendar without additional charge. Otherwise, the Potting Up Your Seedlings workshop fee will be forfeited. No walk-ins the day of the workshop unless space permits.


Soil Biology with James Loomis Workshop

This workshop costs $10, preregistration required, register here: http://bit.ly/2nCnQlN. Come dive into the wonderful world of microbes, the fundamental pioneers of life on this planet, and learn about the living web of microscopic organisms in the soil. In this workshop, WCG's GREEN TEAM Farm Manager James Loomis will teach participants about how healthy soil functions, and its relationship to all of the other living components of Regenerative Agriculture Design. James will have his microscope on hand to show participants these soil organisms and their behavior under high-power magnification. Participants will also engage in a few hands on experiments, including demonstrating soil's ability to filter water. * 2017 companion workshops to "Soil Biology with James Loomis" include: Soil Basics with Celia Bell, Saturday, April 15th, 10 am to 12 noon (separate registration required) Organic Fertilizers and Amendments, Saturday, April 15th, 2 pm to 4 pm (separate registration required) Meet the Red Wigglers: Vermicomposting for Black Gold, Saturday, June 10th, 10 am to 12 noon (separate registration required) Foliar Feeding, Wednesday, July 5th, 5:30 pm to 7 pm (separate registration required) Composting, July 15th, 10 am to 12 pm (separate registration required) Register here: https://wasatchgardens.org/news-and-events/calendar/89


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: 90.9fm KRCL

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: Utah Native Plant Society

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.


Arbor Day Celebration

As Utah’s very own arboretum, we can't wait to share the wonderful world of trees with you. Due to the generous support of Rocky Mountain Power, join us for a fun day of activities and leave with a free tree to take home (while supplies last). Thanks to funding in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program (ZAP) Arbor Day is a ZAP Free Day! Everyone enjoys free Garden admission.


Urban Habitat Community Week Pluck

This week sponsored by: Salt Lake City Fire Department

Urban Habitat began in 2012 as a proactive task force to control invasive and noxious weeds. Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.  Participation in events with Urban Habitat is voluntary for improving plant habitat in the urban-wildland interface in the foothills of Salt Lake Valley. For participation on the weed plucks we require gloves, closed-toed footwear, long pants, a University release form, and water. We also encourage participants to bring long-sleeved shirts, shade hats, sunscreen, and a snack.

Meeting destination for the group will be determined prior to each event as notified through the groups distribution email list the Urban Habitat Website and our Facebook Page.

Please contact Neal Dombrowski at neal.dombrowski@redbutte.utah.edu to be added to the email distribution list for updates and changes.