Our Garden

In the past, Garden Near the Green  has served our community as an exceptional venue to host a number of memorable events such as weddings and corporate meetings.  This Spring, our garden is growing, and we couldn't be more excited!  We are proud to say we work with the most incredible professionals from all over Utah.  Our in-house event coordinators have 20+ years of experience and awards to boast for what is sure to make your next event incredible, down to every little detail.  Here are a few details about us.  We can't wait to meet you for a free consultation.  Contact us today!

Heather Fannen

Jeanine Gardiner

Jeanine Gardiner is the owner and executive director of Garden Near the Green.  Her positive and friendly attitude will help you feel more than welcome.  Booking your wedding, reception, or event will be a pleasant experience as she will make sure your needs are handled with care and precision.  She has been running Garden Near the Green since we opened our doors in March of 2013. 


Jeanine and her husband, Bart Gardiner, own the building which allows certain perks.  Her husband is the dentist on the upper floor.  He loves to give one free teeth whitening to the bridal wedding party.  You can also get exclusive discounts to the salon/spa upstairs, among many things. 


Jeanine is the mother of 5 beautiful children who all like to help with events, as well.  She and her husband are avid triathletes and completed their first full Ironman in September 2016 in Mallorca, Spain.  They love to travel the world and collect ideas on how they can improve both of their businesses. 


Jeanine loves to coordinate events and provide full-service wedding/receptions or make it as simple as providing the space for those do-it-yourselfers.  You will find that she is very easy to work with and you will be glad that you booked your event at Garden Near the Green.

Heather Fannen is our event planner and caterer extraordinaire.  She thrives on creating a stress free, worry free experience for all of her guests.  With her attention to detail, unique buffet design, and innovative approach to culinary excellence, she can guarantee that you will be able to take advantage of enjoying your guests and remembering the small things at your event.

Heather has worked many corporate and private events and planned every detail over her nearly 20 years of experience in the food and wedding industry.  The team she uses is her "first choice, hand-picked and time tested professionals" that she trusts to help make your event everything you ever dreamed.  She has catered multiple events for notable prominent citizens such as Bob Evans of Fox News and Allen Osmond.  She coordinated the 63 Building ground-breaking in Provo.  She also coordinated a big charity event for a bride that wanted to feed the homeless which was featured on KSL.  We are pleased that she has chosen to join our team!

For all of your wedding and event needs, Heather offers cakes, catering, coordinating, custom clothing and formal wear, floral, hair, make-up, décor, linens, photography, videography and so much more!

"Truly, I am committed to helping you create your dream wedding or special event.  I listen to your needs, desires, and brainstorm with you to make the day even more special.  I am here to help bring your ideas to life!"

Heather specializes in weddings, corporate events, corporate parties, special occasion celebrations, and etiquette classes and believes that each is uniquely flavored with personal touches.  We seek to reflect your personality, lifestyle, family traditions, and spiritual beliefs into your special day - making it a timeless memory.

Carol Kingston

Gwen Whiting

Carol Kingston has been doing weddings professionally since 2010.  She grew up in Utah Valley and adores all things wedding.  She especially loves working with bride's to create the perfect tablescape and bouquets to accentuate their personal style, while respecting their budget and personality.