Water Smarty participants must attend a water-wise workshop to be eligible for a rebate.

April 10 Workshop

January 2019 Workshops



Locally Available Drought Tolerant Plants – All plants on this list are eligible.

Landscaping with Native Plants of the Intermountain Region – From this list, choose plants in hardiness zone 4 or lower, with dry to low water needs only.

Applicants may propose plants not included in the lists above, but the proposed plants will be subject to Water Smarty approval. Substitution requests must be accompanied by documented proof of: 1) zone hardiness – USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 4 or lower, and 2) water needs of less than 1″ per week (dry to low water).


E.W. Fox Demonstration Garden – Intersection of Fox Acres Rd. and Foxmoor Dr., Hailey

Sawtooth Botanical Garden – 11 Gimlet Rd. – mid-valley, (208) 726-9358

Idaho Botanical Garden – 2355 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, (208) 343-8649
Several demonstration gardens including a water conservation landscape, a plant select demonstration garden and an Idaho native plant garden, among others.


Water Smarty  – How to Replace Your Lawn by City of Hailey

12 Steps to a Functional Design by Iowa State University, University Extension

Create a Waterwise Landscape by Sharon Browder

Water Wise Landscape Handbook by Denver Water

E.W. Fox Garden Interpretive Guide & Plant List by City of Hailey

Low Water Use Action Plan by City of Hailey

High Water Use and Leaks by City of Hailey


Wood River Land Trust

Idaho Native Plant Society

Water – Use It Wisely

EPA WaterSense

Irrigation Tutorials

U.S. Composting Council

Trees Are Good

University of California – Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County

Colorado State University

Denver Water