“Rain gardens offer the opportunity to citizens to work with nature and participate in the way we manage water in our towns and cities, for better places to live and work.”

What is a Rain Garden?

In its simplest form, a rain garden is a shallow depression, with absorbent, yet free draining soil and planted with vegetation that can withstand occasional temporary flooding.

Why Rain Gardens?

Rain gardens help our gardens to deal more effectively with heavy rain, but they also filter and clean runoff.

Who is this Guide for?

This guide is intended to help the homeowner or property manager to create a simple rain garden within their own property.