The Garden is open! The gates open at 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Saturday and admission is free.  Come visit us at 1472 East Sego Lily Drive  (10200 South).

Service Projects

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 dbarbee@sandy.utah.gov 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:

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Upcoming events/Activities

Butterfly Release Saturday August, 4th

We are excited to have our 3rd Annual Butterfly Release

The event will start at 10:00AM sharp. Gates will open at 9:30AM for the first 450 guests. We want to ensure every guest has the opportunity to enjoy the event safely so availability is limited. The garden will be closed for this event and will re-open at 11:00AM to the general public. Admission is free.

Fall Fair Saturday September 15th, from 9:00AM to Noon

We will have many vendors, including Wild Wonders, free bulbs to the first 100 families, and prescription take back by our Sandy City Police Department.

Incentives/Rebates

Smart Controllers and replacement of sprinkler heads rebates. For more information visit www.cuwcd.com (Sandy residents are eligible for this program).

FREE Water Audits

Beginning May 21, 2018, FREE Water Audit are available to all Sandy residents. Learn more about your sprinkling system and make sure it is set properly for your landscape and soil type, call (801) 683-5105. 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. This service is offered from May through the end of September. 

Be A Conscientious Consumer..sign up for Aquahawk

Want to know how much water you use in a day, an hour? Sign up for Aquahawk, our water customer portal. You can set alerts to notify you when you have reached a designated # of gallons used or dollars billed. This is a FREE service you can use on your desktop or through the web based app on your tablet or phone. You can also pay your bill through this portal. For more information, please call (801) 568-7187 or email

Our Spring Garden Fair was a success!

We had 312 visitors in rain and shine! Thank you everyone who came out and enjoyed a wet spring day with us.

 

  

  

About us....

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

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!

Sego Lily Gardens / Water Wise Landscapes Photo Album

Updated on 05/03/2016 8:45 PM

Sego Lily Garden Video

2017 Butterfly Release was a Success! Thank you to everyone that attended.