Hannah Watts, one of our Sego Lily gardeners, is enjoying her third year with Sandy City. Hannah discovered her love and passion for gardening at Sego Lily. Realizing that she wanted to garden professionally she applied for one of the coveted spots at the world renown Longwood Gardens located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania for the Professional Horticulture Program. Only twenty-four applicants were invited to interview and ten were chosen….Hannah was one of those ten. We are very excited to congratulate Hannah on her accomplishment. Hannah is hardworking, outgoing and kind. Hannah you will be missed. #longwoodgardens @sandycity #proudtoknowyou #amazingstaff
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Annually, local boy scouts, girl scouts and church groups volunteer at Sego Lily Gardens and help with maintenance and plantings. This is a great experience and benefit to all involved! If you are interested in a service project, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-568-7187.
Fun Activity for touring the garden
Print out the below two-page activity sheet and bring to Sego Lily Gardens for fun with your family:
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.
Sego Lily Gardens is located on 2.5 acres surrounding an underground water storage tank. The water tank can hold 8 million gallons of water. Judith M. Bell, Public Utilities Director, 1995-2004, conceived the idea for the Garden and it was named after Utah's state flower, the Sego Lily. In 2004, Shane Pace, Public Utilities Director, approved a renovation and revitalization of the Garden. 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 by the many examples of water wise plants 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!