Sego Lily Gardens / Water Wise Landscapes
WATER WEEK GARDEN FAIR
Our Water Week Garden Fair was a huge success with over 500 attending. Educators were available to discuss butterflies and their interaction within the environment (plants), storm water education, conservation, recycling, watershed protection and the Earthquake Lady taught visitors about how to be prepared for an emergency. Audubon Society educated on birds in the environment and a local resident sold some vegetables and much, much more. We had a steady flow of people and extended the fair an extra hour since the visitors weren't ready to leave. We had over 100 children at this event and they enjoyed potting a plant (flower) for their moms and enjoyed the wild animal show.
Tour the Gardens
Print out the below two-page activity sheet and bring to Sego Lily Gardens for fun with your family:
FREE Water Audits
To learn more about your sprinkling system and to make sure it is set properly for your landscape and soil type, call (877) SAVE-H2O. USU Auditors will come to your home and check your sprinklers for uniform distribution and point out any adjustments that need to be made to have a more efficient system.
Best of State
Best of State Awards Program recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. Best of State seeks to build awareness of the people and organizations that are "Excelling and Surpassing All Else." Sandy City is proud to have won this prestigious award for our Public Utilities Department for our conservation efforts.
U.S. Conference of Mayors Award
Sandy City was awarded the water conservation award by the U.S. Conference of Mayors for 2011. Sandy City Public Utilities has been aggressive in implementing conservation measures. Sandy was one of only two cities that implemented conservation measures under all seven categories identified in the Utah State Jordan Basin Water Plan. Overall, savings from the base year of 2000, average 22%.
Welcome to the Sego Lily Garden
Sego Lily Gardens is an educational garden designed for the public to observe and learn how to use water conservation principles and practices to create a beautiful and water-wise landscape.
As you walk through the garden, please take time to read the interpretive signs and plant identification tags designed to help you learn about water conservation principles, practices and plants. Please stay on the paths and remember to leave plants and materials where they are for the enjoyment of future visitors.
This garden is funded and maintained by the Sandy City Public Utilities Department. It is Sandy City's hope that Sego Lily Gardens will provide inspiration and practical ideas that garden visitors will apply to create their own water-wise landscapes.
HISTORY OF SEGO LILY GARDENS
Sego Lily Gardens is located on 2.5 acres surrounding an underground water storage tank. The water tank can hold 5 million gallons of water. Judith M. Bell, Public Utilities Director, 1995-2004, conceived the idea for the Garden and it was names after Utah's state flower, the Sego Lily. In 2004, Shane Pace, Public Utilities Director, approved a renovation and revitalization of the Garden and Sego Lily Gardens is prospering as an Outdoor Classroom in Water Conservation for Sandy City residents.
The average rainfall in Utah is approximately 13-inches per year in comparison to over 30-inches on the east coast. Since we live in a desert state, we each have to be very conscientious about how much water we use inside and outside of our homes. The good news is that conservation does not mean settling for landscape without color. Xeriscaping can be very colorful and beautiful while using water wisely as you can see here at Sego Lily Gardens.
By Planning and Designing your Landscape, Improving the Soil, Selecting Proper Plants, Designing Practical Turf Areas, Irrigating Efficiently, Using Mulch and Maintaining your Landscape routinely you can have a Healthy and Pleasing Landscape. Please enjoy your visit to Sego Lily Gardens!
Location and Hours
To learn more about ways to be water wise in your landscape, please come visit us at 1472 East Sego Lily Drive (10200 South). The garden is open Monday through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., April 15 - September 30. This ensures that staff can be present to assist visitors and maintain the pristine quality of Sego Lily Gardens. The next Garden Fair will be on Saturday, September 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-568-6087.