Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Night Garden Hikes
Explore the Ashton Gardens in a different light! Night walks through the garden include a guided tour and themed learning experiences. Join us for unique adventure and a night to remember. Preregistration is required.

Ashton Gardens
Naturally Nocturnal: July 25th, 8:00pm-10:00pm - Are you a night owl? Search for the gardens nighttime visitors and meet nocturnal critters up close and personal.

$15/adults
$12/children (ages 12 and under)



Creative Writing
Define your world by inventing your own story. Encounter brave, strange new concepts as we delve into the creative writing process amidst the inspiring atmosphere of the Ashton Gardens.

Ashton Gardens
Guest Writer
July 18th, 9:00am-11:00am
$35 per person



Basic Sculpting
Join an instructor and learn the basics of sculpting while enjoying the beautiful Ashton Gardens. Be prepared with an idea or find new inspiration to create your own unique masterpiece.

Ashton Gardens
Guest Instructor
July 28th, 9:00am-11:00am
$45 per person



Paper Making and Book Binding
Create your own unique paper to use for homemade cards, a notebook, or artwork. Learn how to use recycled materials to make something new and beautiful. Each student will make and take home their own handmade notebook.

Museum of Natural Curiosity, Makerspace
Thanksgiving Point Maker Staff
August 4th, 10:00am-Noon
$40 per person



Secret Garden Book Club
Named after our own Secret Garden, the Secret Garden Book Club at the Ashton Gardens will read three selected books over spring, summer, and fall. We will discuss and share ideas and then take those ideas out into Ashton Gardens and together, put them into practice. Join with us having read the book and ready to share ideas. You will have the opportunity to go into the garden to hand-prune pines in the Japanese manner, observe and learn, and be part of a tree-planting in the fall. Walking and activity will be involved. Class includes the entire season.

Ashton Gardens
Esther Henrichsen, Thanksgiving Point Garden Designer
April 13th, 9:00am-11:00am - "Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto" by Leslie Buck
June 15th, 9:00am-11:00am - "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
August 24th, 9:00am-11:00am - "The Man Who Planted Trees" by Jean Giono
$45 per person



Candle Making
Think you can candle it? Learn how to make your own Mason jar candle. These are easy to create and make great for gifts! Each student will create and take home their own scented candle.

Museum of Natural Curiosity, Makerspace
Thanksgiving Point Maker Staff
September 18th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$40 per person



The Bee's Knees
Have you heard the buzz about beeswax? In this class we will create two beeswax-based products. Beat Utah's dry air with peppermint beeswax lip balm and practice sustainability by creating reusable beeswax food wrap. It's the bee's knees!

Museum of Natural Curiosity, Makerspace
Thanksgiving Point Maker Staff
September 25th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$40 per person


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