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.Learn More
Garden View Pavilion
The pavilion serves as a community gathering place. It provides access to the ponds, trails and natural areas. It also serves as a staging area for educational activities and events.View photos
Kaysville Education Center Gardens
Our gardens located around the Kaysville Education Center feature perennials, grasses and trees suitable for the Intermountain West. Many water-wise landscape plants and Utah natives are featured.Learn More
Kaysville Ponds and Nature Trails
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.Learn More
Parkstrip Redesign Demonstration Garden
This garden was recently installed in May of 2020. It showcases and compares water usage between eight different perennial planting designs.Learn More
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. Visitors are always welcome to walk the paths or relax on a garden bench.View photos
Stokes Ornamental Grass & Iris Garden
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.Learn More
Urban Farm Demonstration Garden
The Urban Farm Demonstration garden features a cut flower garden, edibles, and a compost demonstration area. It is meant to inspire and demonstrate how much yield can come from a small urban plot.Learn More
Utah House Gardens
A water-wise landscape surrounds the Utah House with intent to demonstrate to homeowners how to create a colorful landscape while significantly reducing water use.Learn More
William A. Varga Arboretum
The Varga Arboretum showcases 300 different species of trees and shrubs that are well-suited to Utah’s arid, mountain valleys.Learn More