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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
Summer Care: June 14th, 6:00-8:00pm
Fall Harvest: September 20th, 6:00-8:00pm

Each class is $25.


Container Gardening
Living in an urban area has its limitations, including a small gardening space. Learn how to create your own green space using container plantings with flowers, vegetables and more.
*One potted container included in this course.

Oak Room, Ashton Gardens
Sarah Allred, Ashton Gardens
April 29th, 10:00am-Noon
$40 per person


Essential Herbs
Cut down on your grocery bill this summer when you grow your own herbs. This course will cover how to easily select, plant, grow, use and store the best herbs.

Oak Room, Ashton Gardens
May 3rd, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$25 per person



365 Days of Color
Creating color in the garden year-round can be a costly and difficult task to accomplish. Come learn how to brighten your yard on a budget.

Oak Room, Ashton Gardens
May 6th, 10:00am-Noon
$25 per person



Floral Crowns
Dress up your photoshoot, wedding or any event with a unique flower crown created by you. Learn what fresh flowers work best and try your hand at making a beautiful new headpiece.

Pine Room, Ashton Gardens
Heidi King, Thanksgiving Point
May 13th, 10:00am-Noon
$40 per person



Easy Summer Foods
Memorial Day is just around the corner, get geared up by learning how to make the best summer eats with guest instructor Lauren Adamson of Six Sisters’ Stuff.

Trellis Café, Ashton Gardens
Lauren Adamson, Six Sisters’ Stuff
May 17th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$40 per person



Vermicomposting
Obtaining a productive, sustainable and organic garden can be a difficult feat; however, vermicomposting can help attain this lofty goal. Vermicomposting is the breakdown of organic matter by worms. Learn how to turn your food scraps into “black gold” to use as a natural fertilizer substitute in your garden.

Farm Country Classroom
Heidi King, Thanksgiving Point
May 24th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person


Sensory Garden
Sensory gardens have been known to provide therapeutic relief to individuals with special needs, autism, dementia, visual impairment and more. Discover how to design this important space and select the most sensory-engaging plants.

Oak Room, Ashton Gardens
June 7th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$25 per person



Knife Skills
This course is for cooks at a beginning to intermediate skill level. Students will learn about the various types of knives and their purposes as well as practice professional knife handling and safety. Come ready to try a few techniques and have fun along the way in a relaxed professional setting.

Trellis Café, Ashton Gardens
Justin Duckwitz, Mountain Vista Catering
June 10th, 10:00am-12:00pm
$40 per person



Tie Making
Unsure what to give your dad for Father’s Day? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Create a one-of-a-kind tie in this course that can be used for every occasion, including as a Father’s Day gift.

Pine Room, Ashton Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Staff
June 17th, 10:00am-Noon
$40 per person



Fairy Gardening
Create a magical and enchanting garden for your fairies this summer. This course will cover which plants to use, how to care for them and how to design your garden. Each guest will take home one small fairy garden.

Oak Room, Ashton Gardens
Thanksgiving Point Staff
June 21st, 2:00pm-4:00pm
$40 per person



NightLife: Garden Mocktails
Enjoy a classy night at the gardens accompanied with hors d’oeuvres and the best company. Circle the garden and don’t forget to create your own mocktail.

Ashton Gardens
June 23rd, 8:00pm-10:00pm
$30 in advance
$40 day-of


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 11th, 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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