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Posted by: Dennis Hinkamp on Jun 18, 2014

Open House at USU Botanical Center

 Writer: Julene Reese, 435-797-0810

Contact: Britney Hunter, 801-451-3411




            The Utah State University Botanical Center Gardens open house is held Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at 920 South 50 West in Kaysville. The event is free and open to the public.


            “If you've ever wondered what's happening at the USU Botanical Center, this will be the day to visit,” said Britney Hunter, horticulture assistant professor for USU Extension in Davis County. “Our garden stewards are available to give tours of each garden area, and master gardeners can answer gardening questions and help visitors with plant diagnostics.”


            Hunter said there is a lot to see, including a 2,000 square-foot vegetable garden, more than 100 varieties in the fruit orchard, blooming perennial gardens and an arboretum. In addition, there will be children’s games and crafts sponsored by USU Extension 4-H in Davis County and Sghetti’s Italian Ice will serve shaved ice.


            Hunter said participants can get a map of the gardens, plant lists and free popcorn and lemonade at the Farmers Market Tent at 850 South 50 West. From there they can visit whatever interests them on the 100-acre property.


            For further information, contact Hunter at 801-451-3411 or visit




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