920 S 50 W, Kaysville, UT 84037
The Utah House is open Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Outdoor spaces (ponds and trails) open sunrise to sunset everyday.
Please call 801-544-3089 to schedule group tours.
The Utah House
The House is a green building demonstration and learning center location at the south end of the USU Botanical Center. This beautiful facility can serve as an attractive backdrop for your wedding, family gathering, or other private event. The Utah House has a fully functioning kitchen area, a great room, 3 bathrooms, and several outdoor gathering areas. Rental of the building also includes classroom space, 40 chairs and the surrounding water-wise landscape as well as audio/visual equipment.
Rasmussen Teaching Garden
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 where plantings will periodically be updated. Visitors are always welcome to walk the paths or relax on a garden bench.
Wetland Discovery Point
Built in 2008 and located alongside the USU Botanical Center ponds, the Wetland Discovery Point is a beautiful setting for weddings, corporate retreats or other private parties. The Wetland Point is a LEEd Platinum certified building and exhibits many interesting and appealing characteristics. Rental of this facility includes the unique Wetland Discovery Point building, a spacious outdoor deck and a boardwalk trail system.
Learn More about the Wetland Discovery Point.
Garden View Pavilion
Edible Demonstration Garden
The tree fruit and small fruit demonstration garden at USU Botanical Center is open to the public seven days a week from dawn to dusk. The purpose of the garden is to provide educational opportunities for the public through hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and gardening experiences. The focus of the garden is on the selection and cultivation of standard fruit trees like heirloom and modern varieties of apples, peaches, pears and plums best suited for growing along the Wasatch Front. Another part of the garden is dedicated to demonstrating new small fruit varieties of grapes, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, and other novelty crops suited for backyard cultivation.
Stokes Ornamental Grass & Iris Garden
The Varga Arboretum showcases trees and shrubs that are well-suited to Utah’s arid, mountain valleys. The arboretum is a growing, living legacy started by William A. Varga, the USU Botanical Center’s first director and long-time Utah State University horticulture educator.
The trees and shrubs found in the arboretum are grouped in three hydrozones, or according to the amount of water they require. The arboretum began in 1999 with 57 trees and shrubs that were moved, under Varga’s direction, from the former USU Botanical Garden in Farmington. During 2008 and 2009, more than 100 new varieties were added to the original collection. Each year, more trees and shrubs are planted by dedicated USUBC staff and volunteers. Currently, there are over 300 different species highlighted.