Art in the Arboretum

Celebrate spring with this free, all-ages, community event! This is an outdoor public celebration of art and music in the garden. Come view handmade quilts nestled among the tree and shrubs of the Varga Arboretum, participate in one (or more) of our art classes, fill our sidewalks with chalk art, and enjoy some tasty culinary treats. All donations directly supports the garden. To participate, contact or Outreach Coordinator, Alex Zesiger (

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We love hosting fun community events and want to keep them FREE when possible. Please DONATE if you can. All contributions will help us expand this event in the future. 

Quilt Entry (2024)

Presented by Utah State University (USU) Botanical Center, the Quilts & Quartets exhibition features quilts of all styles and sizes, created by some of the state's finest quilters. This show is open to all current and previous Utah residents. Exhibitors may enter up to three quilts. Deadline for submission is April 26, 2024 

2023 Online Quilt Entry Form

Send an email to if you have any questions!


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Tulip pattern quilt displayed in garden

quilts lined up in arboretum