Rain Gardens

Why build a rain garden?

You may have heard of pollinator gardens - but what’s a rain garden and why do they matter?

Rain gardens are designed to slowly absorb rainwater - helping to reduce the impacts of flooding! 

In urban areas where there is less vegetation, rain has nowhere to go, and can end up not only in our basements, but also in our sewers - which can lead to a whole lot of problems including erosion and water pollution. Rain gardens are an easy way that we can help!

Other benefits of rain gardens:


  • They provide habitat to animals, including important pollinators like native bees

  • They support biodiversity 

  • No watering is needed!


For advice on what plants to include and where to put a rain garden, visit Rain Gardens United and Seeds of Diversity!