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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Vegetable Gardening Series
Starting a vegetable gardening can be a daunting task. Let us help you with this 3 part gardening series this season. Spring Planting will cover which vegetables to plant and when. Summer Care will discuss how to prevent diseases, properly water and applying fertilizers. Fall Harvest will cover how to harvest and use your produce and put your garden to bed.

Oak Room, Ashton Gardens
Spring Planting: March 22nd, 6:00-8:00pm
Fall Harvest: September 20th, 6:00-8:00pm

Each class is $25.


Garden Photography
Capture the best images of the landscape using the camera you already own. Learn camera basics or improve your current photography skills from a professional photographer. Bring your camera and be prepared to take a tour through the Ashton Gardens while snapping picturesque shots of the Tulip Festival.

Pine Room, Ashton Gardens
Mirielle Sanford, USU Extension
July 14th, 8:30am-10:30pm
$40 per person



Lego WeDO/NXT/EV3
Use your imagination to design, build and give your creation life using Lego robotics. Learn basic computer programming skills in order to complete challenges and compete against fellow class mates. All skill levels are from novice to advanced are welcome in this course.

Oak Room, Ashton Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Staff
July 15th, 9:00am-Noon
$40 per person



NightLife: Glow in the Dark Party
Rediscover your inner child with an epic glow in the dark summer party at the gardens. Play night games and enjoy!

Ashton Gardens
July 29th, 9:00pm-11:00pm
$20 in advance
$25 day-of



Farm to Table
This class is designed to give adults the skills to harvest and prepare fresh meals from the garden. Participate in this hands-on, interactive class to learn how to properly and successfully take produce from the garden and make a delicious and nutritious meal.

Trellis Café, Ashton Gardens
Lisa Danielson, from VeggieLisa
August 9th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$40 per person



NightLife: Star Party
End your summer right by getting lost in exploring the night sky. Discover constellations and learn about the solar eclipse with the Utah Valley Astronomy Club at the Ashton Gardens.

Ashton Gardens
August 12th, 9:00pm-11:00pm
$20 in advance
$25 day-of



Bird Watching
This course will introduce you to the fascinating world of birding. Discover how to spot and identify various types of birds, learn the different tools of the trade and test out your new skills as we bird watch in Ashton Gardens and the Jordan River.

Ashton Gardens Visitor Center
Anne Terry, Tracy Aviary
August 26th, 9:00am-Noon
$25 per person



Apple Budding
Did you know one apple tree can produce different varieties of apples? Well it can! Discover how in this hands-on workshop as we master the art of tree bud grafting for all skill levels.

Oak Room, Ashton Gardens
Michael Caron, USU Extension
August 29th, 6:00-8:00pm
$30 per person


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