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The Utah Associated Garden Clubs

Sharing the Joy of Gardening in Utah

The Utah Associated Garden Clubs, Inc. are part of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., sharing its mission to provide education, resources, and networking opportunities for our members, and to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.  We currently have 12 member clubs in the state of Utah, with over 300 individual members.

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Upcoming Events

Feb
6
Wed
Alternative Garden Club Meeting @ Sugar House Garden Center
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Lance Van Buren, who has raised thousands of annual plants for his own garden and others, will share his expertise on starting seeds indoors.

Feb
21
Thu
Utah Rose Society Meeting @ Sugar House Garden Center
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Geoff Ellis will give a presentation about “The History of Roses” at the Garden Center in Sugar House Park. This is an interesting and informative PowerPoint presentation with beautiful pictures and facts that you may not already know. Please join us for our first meeting of the year. Due to the length of the presentation, there will not be a potluck dinner but light refreshments will be provided by the Rose Society. Membership dues will be due, $20 per individual and $30 per couple.

 

Mar
21
Thu
Utah Rose Society Meeting @ Sugar House Garden Center
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ray Gillen will treat us to a refresher course on sharpening our tools in anticipation of caring for our roses. This is a “hands-on” event so bring your pruners and loppers and learn how to sharpen your own tools. Ray is excited to show you some new tricks he has learned to make the process easier. Light refreshments will be served.

Apr
18
Thu
Utah Rose Society Meeting @ Sugar House Garden Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This meeting will be a visual presentation on to “How to enter the June Rose Show.” There were several errors in entries at last year’s show that need to be corrected for the Rocky Mountain District Rose Show on June 8, 2019. The printed schedule for the show will be available and we will go through it to clarify the process. There will be a pot luck dinner so please bring a dish to share.

News

Japanese Garden Caretaker Needed

Hello, I am the Assistant General Manager of the Salt Palace convention center her in downtown. We are very proud of our garden and the attention to detail is was getting. The gentleman that was taking care of it was Gordon Hashimoto. Gordon passed away suddenly last month and we are looking for anyone who […]

Purge Your Spurge

Euphorbia myrsinites, commonly known as myrtle spurge or donkey tail, is a perennial weed originally introduced from Eurasia as an ornamental plant.  In our climate, it has escaped from cultivation and invaded the foothills, forming colonies that can almost completely displace our native plants.  Its sap consists of a milky latex that is highly poisonous […]

Joy Hashimoto Tribute

On Saturday, April 14, we celebrated Arbor Day a little early (it’s normally the last Friday in April) to pay tribute to the memory of Joy Hashimoto by planting a Japanese flowering cherry tree in the park near the Sugar House Garden Center.  Mrs. Hashimoto, who lived to the age of 90, was a longtime […]

Events at Red Butte Gardens March-April

SPRING BONSAI SHOW Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2018 Event Times:  Saturday from 9AM-5PM & Sunday from 9AM-3:30PM Discover Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees in containers. Members of The Bonsai Club of Utah will exhibit different bonsai styles and arrangements, and offer demonstrations of training and shaping techniques. Trees and tools […]

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