Visiting the USU Botanical Center demonstration gardens, ponds and arboretum is free. They are open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.
Produce from our gardens is donated to various organizations in Davis County to help feed those who are food insecure and in need of assistance. Please do not harvest food to take home
Edible Demonstration Garden
The goal of this garden is to provide educational opportunities for the public through hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and gardening experiences. The focus of the garden is to showcase edible crops best suited for Northern Utah.
The USU Botanical Center features a much-loved urban fishery and wetland area that supports birds and other wildlife. The ponds are surrounded by nature trails and boardwalks, making it a great place to relax, exercise and recreate.
East of the Kaysville Education Center at the crest of the hill, the H. Paul and Mary Jane Rasmussen Teaching Garden is an inviting example of bringing together color, texture and water conservation in the garden. Students in USU's horticulture program use the garden as a classroom. Visitors are always welcome to walk the paths or relax on a garden bench.
The Stokes Ornamental Grass & Iris Garden was established in 2011 through a generous gift from Deloris Stokes and his children to honor the memory of Eleda Vee Smith Stokes. It features a large collection of irises, crabapples, and ornamental grasses.
The pollinator garden was installed in 2021. This garden has been planted with pollinator-friendly flowers and is protected from pesticides to provide valuable habitat for bees and other pollinators. It features planters made from upcycled bee boxes as well as a large metal butterfly sculpture.