Raingardens Defined

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens look like traditional gardens, but usually consist of deep-rooted native plant species and have a bowl shaped dip in the center.  They are used to absorb and filter rain as it runs off paved and other impervious surfaces on a home’s landscape.  Because they are typically planted with native species, they require little maintenance once they are established.

Rain Garden Resources

Check out these links if you want to find out about plants and types of rain garden construction.

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Rain Garden Plant List

Rutgers Rain Gardens Links

New England Wildflower Society

U of MN extension