Yard & Garden


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    Guides For Growing and Maintaining Yard & Garden

    Select a topic below for valuable resources which will assist in making your yard or garden successful this year. Learn more about what has gone into these guides and this website by clicking here.

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    Monthly Tips & Checklist

    Have a hard time remembering what to do and when to do it? Checkout our Gardener's Almanac and get a checklist of things to do each month. View the Gardener's Almanac.

    Our popular in-person courses have now been brought online so you can view them whenever and however you want. Developed by USU faculty who have thousands of hours of research, we'll show you how to become your best yard, garden, and landscape yet -- even if you've failed in the past.

    Fruit & Nuts
    Growing Vegetables
    Basic Botany Course
    Trees & Shrubs
    Pest Management
    Soil Basics
    Annuals & Perrenials

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    In-person Classes

    USU Extension also offers in-person classes, courses, and workshops, view these events on our calendar.

    Visit a Demonstration Garden

    The USU Extension gardens throughout the state provide beautifully manicured and curated landscaping as well as education from our specialists. Peruse to see what plants and techniques were used to make these gardens come to life as well as take a class from our on-site experts.

    Note: Subscribe to updates and alerts from the OBG and USUBC through The Garden View Newsletter

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    Ogden Botanical Garden

    With a variety of gardens on several acres, there's something here for everyone. Take a tour, plan an event and make a reservation, register for classes, or become a master gardener.

    Visit Ogden Botanical Gardens website

    USU Botanical Center

    USU Botanical Center

    Find educational opportunities for children and adults with features such as an urban fishery, walking/biking trails, wetland areas with birds and other wildlife, a volunteer-tended garden, a seasonal farmers market, classes, workshops, educational field trips and other events.

    USU Botanical Center

    Ogden Botanical Garden Arch

    Swaner EcoCenter

    The Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter is a nature Preserve and LEED Platinum building with interactive exhibits about the surrounding environment. We offer weekly nature tours, wildlife viewing opportunities, summer camps, environmental education for children and adults, evening lecture series, a gift shop with local and ecofriendly art.

    Visit Swaner EcoCenter website

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