Inspiring individuals to make lasting and sustainable changes
Informing homeowners that saving water can be beautiful
Involving communities in the conservation conversation

Get Informed

Make your garden beautiful without wasting water! Choose from hundreds of water-friendly drought-tolerant plants to transform your space today!


Get Inspired

Having a garden you are proud of is the best accessory! Water Saving Garden Friendly is committed to helping you create the garden of your dreams.


Get Involved

Looking to get involved? Attend a workshop, join us for a plant sale, or visit us at a local event. We are always somewhere!


About IE Garden Friendly

Welcome to Water Saving Garden Friendly

Southern Californians use about two-thirds of their water outside the home. Reducing our outdoor water use is crucial if we hope to build a sustainable future for our region.

With its dynamic tools, interactive galleries and useful gardening practices, Water Saving Garden Friendly helps homeowners transform their yards into beautiful — and water-efficient — outdoor spaces. The site includes a host of educational programs and resources provided by participating water agencies dedicated to improving our region's water efficiency without compromising on the beauty or variety of our landscapes.

Get Started

Garden Templates

Looking for a big head start? Check out these templates to see what works for you and your yard.
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Conservation Gardens

Want to see how it’s done? Discover your local conservation garden for hands-on inspiration.
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Landscape Contest

Think your garden is a winner? Put it to the test.
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Outdoor Water Saving Tips

Making small changes outside can have a big impact on your water use. Learn more about maximizing your water efficiency here.
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