Rain Garden Planning

Resources for Planning a Rain Garden

  • Rain Garden Do-It-Yourself Fact Sheet: Includes a list of recommended materials and equipment, step-by-step instructions, and helpful hints for installing a rain garden.
  • Native Plant List for New England Rain Gardens:¬†This list, developed by NHDES and UNH Cooperative Extension, contains New England native perennials, shrubs, grasses, ferns, rushes, and sedges appropriate for rain gardens and other vegetated stormwater practices.
  • Interactive Rain Garden Sizing Calculator:¬†Enter information such as for the surface area to be treated, soil type, and slope to see how they affect the size and cost of a rain garden installation.