Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:



Punch needle embroidery is a folk craft that has recently gained popularity. In this 2-hour class learn the basics of how to use the punch needle tool and how to create a design of your own. Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Museum of Natural Curiosity
January 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee




Pamper yourself! Making your own cuticle cream can be a breeze. Learn how with a little help from Lelia Lyon, an expert in making the creams that dreams are made of! Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Ashton Gardens,
January 12, 10:00am-12:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee



Pruning: Roses
Mom said mow them to the ground, but Grandma said leave them alone. Which one is right? Get tips and tricks to trim your beautiful roses in the healthiest way.

Ashton Gardens
January 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person




Have you seen wall hangings at craft shows and say to yourself “I want to do that” but don’t because the words warp and weft send you into a tailspin and you’re overwhelmed by all the supplies you need? Come learn weaving essentials in a modern way on a laser cut loom. You will walk away with a loom, specialized tools and the knowledge to succeed. Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Ashton Gardens
January 24, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee




Introducing new Family Workshops! These classes are geared toward families learning together. Families will put their new skills to work to create a take home project. Each family registration fee is $50 and includes one project. Additional projects are $10 each.

Winter Grow Box
Farm Country
January 26, 9:00am-Noon

Family Candy School
Museum of Ancient Life
February 9, 9:00am-Noon




Natural Scents - Essential Oils and Potpourri
The scent of nature can be a treasure. Learn about essential oils and make your own nature-based potpourri.

Ashton Gardens
January 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person




Wooden Toy Making
Sharpen your woodworking skills and make something amazing! Learn to make your own wooden toys including building blocks, puzzle games, and characters. Create custom toys that will last.
Museum of Natural Curiosity – Makerspace
February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm $125 per person



Have a bunch of coins lying around from that study abroad or that one time you left the country for 2 years? Give those foreign coins a stage to shine. Come make your very own coin keyring, necklace or bracelet, cuff links, or tie tack and learn some simple silversmithing skills in the process! Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Museum of Natural Curiosity
February 7, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee



Busy Bees
Catch some buzz words about our hives here at Thanksgiving Point. Bee amazed at the things you will learn from USU Assistant Professor Mike Caron.

Ashton Gardens
February 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person




Want to recreate the delicious warm light of the golden hour? Come learn how to make your very own candles and how to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home. Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Ashton Gardens
February 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee




Photographers have always been fascinated with the one thing we understand best and simultaneously is a mystery to us all…. each other. Capturing an expression or mood and putting it together with an appropriate background can be challenging and rewarding. Come learn tricks of the trade to create memorable portraits of your favorite people.

Museum of Ancient Life
February 23, 10:00am-12:00pm
$50 per person



What Will Your Garden Grow
Quite contrary or not, planning the correct fruits and vegetables for your garden space is important. Come plant the seeds of inspiration and plan out this year’s garden.

Ashton Gardens
February 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person



Backyard Gardening Workshop: Fruits and Vegetables
The Backyard Gardening Workshop offers several different classes each hour. Classes are only $5. Mix and match classes and tracks to your heart’s content! Purchase classes online today or pay at the door. Classes are taught by Thanksgiving Point staff, USU Extension Advanced Master Gardeners and community partners. No Thanksgiving Point Membership discount available.

Fruits and Vegetables
March 2nd, 2019
Ashton Gardens
9:00am - Basic Vegetables in Utah
10:00am - Blackberries and Raspberries
11:00am - Garden to Table
12:00pm - Grapes



Backyard Gardening Workshop: Hobbies and Design
The Backyard Gardening Workshop offers several different classes each hour. Classes are only $5. Mix and match classes and tracks to your heart’s content! Purchase classes online today or pay at the door. Classes are taught by Thanksgiving Point staff, USU Extension Advanced Master Gardeners and community partners. No Thanksgiving Point Membership discount available.

Hobbies and Design
March 2nd, 2019
Ashton Gardens
9:00am - Basic Beekeeping
10:00am - Bonsai
11:00am - Flower Arranging
12:00pm - Flower Bed Design



Backyard Gardening Workshop: Trees and Shrubs
The Backyard Gardening Workshop offers several different classes each hour. Classes are only $5. Mix and match classes and tracks to your heart’s content! Purchase classes online today or pay at the door. Classes are taught by Thanksgiving Point staff, USU Extension Advanced Master Gardeners and community partners. No Thanksgiving Point Membership discount available.

Trees and Shrubs
March 2nd, 2019
Ashton Gardens
9:00am - Conifers
10:00am - Pruning Roses and Shrubs
11:00am - Trees for Utah's Landscape
12:00pm - Basic Tree Pruning



Backyard Gardening Workshop: Turf Irrigation and Design
The Backyard Gardening Workshop offers several different classes each hour. Classes are only $5. Mix and match classes and tracks to your heart’s content! Purchase classes online today or pay at the door. Classes are taught by Thanksgiving Point staff, USU Extension Advanced Master Gardeners and community partners. No Thanksgiving Point Membership discount available.

Turf Irrigation and Design
March 2nd, 2019
Ashton Gardens
9:00am - Worm Composting
10:00am - Soil Savvy
11:00am - Water Wise Plants
12:00pm - Drip Irrigation



Insects by the Yard
Learn more about the beneficial insects in your own backyard and how to use them to your advantage.

Ashton Gardens
March 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person



Multi-Class Series
Never Enough Plants!
Give your horticulture skill-set a boost and prepare for the growing season ahead as you learn to start seeds, make cuttings grow successfully, and more with Assistant Professor Mike Caron.
Ashton Gardens
March 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$125 per person

Dye It
Create your own unique fabric & come away with the techniques and knowledge to plant your own dye garden! Join us for an inquiry based workshop that everyone is dyeing to attend. Learn the art of indigo, bug, & other natural pigment dyes.
Butterfly Biosphere
April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$125 per person

Zero Waste Kitchen
Learn some tips and tricks of running a zero waste kitchen. Make your own beeswax wraps, learn basic composting, make your own reusable produce bags, and more! Join us as we explore a more intentional way of living.
Museum of Ancient Life
May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$125 per person



Secret Garden Book Club
Join us for our second year of the Secret Garden Book Club at Ashton Gardens. We will read four selected books and meet every couple of months to discuss and share ideas from the books. We will then take some of those ideas out into Gardens as we observe new plants, learn new garden skills, and enjoy doing a take-home planting in the greenhouse.

Subscribe for the season or just for the months you can come!

Ashton Gardens
March 8th, 9:30am-11:30am - "Seedfolks" by Paul Fleischman
May 3rd, 9:30am-11:30am - "My Summer in a Garden" by Charles Dudley Warner
July 12th, 9:30am-11:30am - "My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love" by Jamaica Kincaid
September 6th, 9:30am-11:30am - "Elizabeth and her German Gardnen" by Elizabeth von Arnim
$15 per session, or $50 for the whole season



Terrariums Galore!
Create a long-lasting miniature terrarium which will allow you to observe the beauty of nature in your home. All supplies as well as admission into Butterfly Biosphere. Insects not included. Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Butterfly Biosphere
March 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee



Suds Up?!
Splish splash you'll be taking a bath with soap YOU made! Join us as we venture through the suds and into a class which is both easy to follow step by step and encourages creativity along the way. Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Ashton Gardens
March 16, 10:00am-12:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee



Floral Design
Cut flowers bring beauty and elegance to your home. Learn tips and tricks for delightful fresh flower arrangements.

Ashton Gardens
March 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person



Simple Batiking
Have fun drawing with hot wax on cotton fabric using a canting, cap, or paint brush with a single dye color. Walk away with a newly kindled wonder for this timeless fabric art, an addicting skill, and some hand batiked cloth YOU made! Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Museum of Natural Curiosity
March 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee



Be Smart About Your Smartphone Photography
The saying is true: ‘The best camera is the one you have with you’. Learn the basics of composition and how to stabilize your photos in order to get the best shot.

Butterfly Biosphere
March 30, 10:00am-12:00pm
$50 per person



Cactus and Succulents
Get the point? Utah is the perfect place for a waterwise garden. Find out how to care for and keep your plant babies happy.

Ashton Gardens
April 8, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person



Cement Planters 101
With our knowledgeable makerspace staff, come learn how to transform cardboard or reuse containers into cement planters to add texture and charm in your outdoor & indoor living spaces. Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Museum of Natural Curiosity
April 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee



Botanical Illustration
Botanical illustrations have long been used for science and education. Try your hand at a watercolor illustration of your own taught by Artist Hayli Cizmas

Ashton Gardens
April 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm


Grafting and Transplanting
Did you know your delicious fruit producing apple tree was once two separate trees? Explore fascinating facts about grafting and transplanting!

Ashton Gardens
April 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person



Patterns in Natures
Come look closely at the natural world around you in the Butterfly Biosphere. As we delve deep into composition and pattern in this 2-hour class full of transformative learning and photo fun.

Butterfly Biosphere
April 27, 10:00am-12:00pm
$50 per person



Tree Ring Prints
Get ready to learn the fundamentals of printmaking in and with nature and turn any tree stump into a work of art. Who knows - you could be the next Bryan Nash Gill! Each registration includes up to two participants and one project. Additional projects available for an additional cost.

Museum of Natural Curiosity
May 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 registration
$25 additional project fee



Composting 101
The key to perfect soil is love. Love and worms. Start a countertop compost bin for your kitchen and get the dirt.

Ashton Gardens
May 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person



Moonlight Photography
Enjoy a fantastic evening of shooting moon-illuminated landscapes and experiment with light painting in this class designed for beginning photographers. With hands-on guidance there is no need to worry about the challenges of limited light.

Butterfly Biosphere
May 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$50 per person



Landscape Design for Small Spaces
A small space can be a beautiful one. Learn simple solutions to a hardworking garden which can suit your horticulture needs.

Ashton Gardens
May 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person



Air Plant Stands
Help your air plants soar. Build a natural stand with us to hold your air plants, flowers, or items from home.

Ashton Gardens
May 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm
$35 per person


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