Sego Lily Gardens / Water Wise Landscapes
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.
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 - September. This ensures that staff can be present to assist visitors and maintain the pristine quality of Sego Lily Gardens. This year the Garden Fair will be on Saturday, May 9th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-568-6087.