University of Maryland Extension

Rain Garden Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ellicott City, Howard County
Howard County Extension Service
3300 N Ridge Rd
Suite 240
Ellicott City, MD 21043
United States
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Amanda Rockler

Rain Garden Workshop

 A rain garden is a small garden landscaped to collect, store, and absorb stormwater runoff in its loose underlying soil. Rain gardens are strategically placed to intercept stormwater runoff and hold it until it can be fully absorbed into the ground.

Benefits of Rain Gardens:

  • Minimize the need for mowing, pesticides, pruning, irrigation and fertilization
  • Require minimal watering
  • Cost less to maintain than conventional landscapes stabilize soils and prevent erosion
  • Can be creative and fun, designed with plants of your particular choice.
  • Improve water quality in Chesepeake Bay and local streams

Attendees will learn about stormwater, tools for rain garden design, how to evaluate their property’s rain garden potential, and create a rain garden.

The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to any person and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression.

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Amanda Rockler
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