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Rain Gardens are a beautiful way to help control stormwater runoff, improve water quality, recharge groundwater, and in addition they provide habitat for local wildlife.

Rain Garden Design and Construction:

EC has experience in designing and installing rain gardens, bioretention facilities, and other stormwater practices for municipal and private sites. 


Nursery: Rain Garden Plant Propagation

  1. Many of the wetland plants grown in our nursery are excellent choices for planting in Rain Gardens. To see our brochure with recommendations (see below)
  2. Nursery Staff are knowledgable in helping customers select the right plants for Rain Gardens.

Glass Greenhouse

Education: Rain Gardens and School Yard Habitats

  1. Our Schoolyard Habitat program assists schools with design and implimentation of schoolyard habitats such as ponds, wetlands, rain gardens, meadows, bird and butterfly gardens. Learn more
  2. Each year we offer several opportunities for the local community to learn about Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels.

Students dig rain garden

Our Campus

Here on EC's Campus, we direct runoff from our buildings and parking areas into stormwater ponds and Rain Gardens. Learn more

Blue-eyed Grass

Rain Garden Publications to Download

Rain Garden Plant Brochure

This helpful guide provides Rain Garden plant information including: height, flower color, bloom time.
(click image to download PDF)

Rain Garden Steps

Simple Steps to Build Your Own Rain Garden explains step-by-step what you need to know in order to construct your own rain garden.
(click image to download PDF)


Monarch in rain garden

Nursery Water Boxes

New York Aster

Swamp Milkweed

Bioretention on public property

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