Want to stop having standing water in your yard? Live near a waterbody and want to reduce polluted runoff? Want to create bird and butterfly habitat? These are just some of the potential benefits of building a rain garden on your property! Learn how to build a rain garden that helps save our water, uses native plants, and makes your property even more attractive to homebuyers and wildlife.
Samantha Woods, Executive Director of the NSRWA gave a tour of some local rain gardens to visit on the South Shore, and Environmental Educator Brian Taylor provided instructions on how to build them.
Britt Drews, Co-president of Mass Wild Ones – South Shore chapter shared her knowledge of the right plants for your rain garden, the advantages of using native plants, the benefits to wildlife, and where to source your native plants.
Other Rain Garden Resources:
- NSRWA How to Build a Rain Garden Presentation pdf
- Wild Ones Native Plants for Northeastern Rain Gardens Presentation pdf
- Wild Ones Presentation Notes
- Download our 16-page Greenscapes Guide
- Greenscapes North Shore Rain Garden Brochure – Detailed step-by-step manual
- Rain Garden Alliance Sizing Calculator – For Pennsylvania, but a good tool for sizing
- UVM Rain Garden Manual – More detailed step-by-step manual
Visit these South Shore Rain Gardens
- 2020 WaterSmart Video Contest
- Fish Out of Water Raffle
- Gardening Green Expo 2021
- Create a Healthy Yard and Go Organic!
- Recycle Water - Too Precious To Waste
- How to Build a Rain Garden
- Indoor Water Conservation
- Pet Waste Education
- Plant a Monarch Garden
- Rain Barrel and Composter Sale
- School Programs
- Septic Systems
- Sign Our Water For People Not Lawns Pledge
- Water Conservation Tips
- Watersmart Business