If you are thinking about starting a rain garden, we offer the following examples for your review.
View any of the rain gardens pages below to view the garden plan, plant list and other details about each garden. Like any perennial garden, rain gardens have an infinite range of possible designs depending on individual preferences, location, soils, slope, and light. We encourage you to experiment and build a garden that suits you!
The gardens featured were created by InSite Design Studio, Inc. Nearly all gardeners dug their own garden with a rototiller, although some hired landscape firms to perform the work.
- For ’do-it-yourselfers’ we have complied a list of rain garden resources and garden construction tips.
- Not a ’do-it-yourselfer’ or think you could use some help getting started? Fear not, we offer assistance to ten individuals per year. Please email our Rain Garden Coordinator, Susan Bryan for more details.
Rain Garden One - Part Shade
View the design map and detailed plant descriptions for rain garden one, with part shade.
Rain Garden Two - Full Shade
Does your garden feature a spot with full shade? Find out how to make the most of your rain garden!
Rain Garden Three - Full Sun
If you enjoy full sun in your garden, take advantage! Here is a sample full sun rain garden.
Rain Garden Four - Part Shade
Explore the plant list, map, and layout for Rain Garden four.
Rain Garden Five - Full Sun
Peruse the details for a full sun rain garden.
Rain Garden Six - Part Sun, Part Shade
Rain garden six is a plan for a part sun or part shade garden.
Rain Garden Seven - Full Sun
Full sun gardens are great places to have a rain garden! View plans, plant lists, and a map for a full sun rain garden.