Rain Gardens

Do you want a garden that’s easy to install, looks good year-round, requires little maintenance, and helps prevent water pollution? Rain gardens are shallow depressions designed to soak up water and support trees, shrubs, and flowers that tolerate both wet and dry conditions. Often located near gutter ownspouts or places where water puddles, rain gardens can also be landscaped into gentle slopes or run curbside along streets. By absorbing the rain falling on your land, a rain garden can help reduce the storm-water runoff that pollutes our beaches, harbors, and estuaries.

From 'Creating a Raingarden' by CCE-Suffolk County

Downloadable How-To Manuals

Location & Placement of a Rain Garden

Illustration on Rain Garden Placement © 2009 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

© 2009 The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

Last updated April 5, 2023