Rain gardens and waterside buffer gardens are a joy to see, but beauty is only where their benefits begin. If properly designed, these landscapes protect water bodies from polluted runoff and help control erosion. When designed with native flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees, waterside gardens can also provide extraordinary support for native birds, butterflies, bees, and other wildlife. This presentation offers an introduction to how we can manage stormwater to benefit of ourselves, our communities, and wildlife. Extensive resource handout and plant lists included.
Sponsored by Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA. Registration details TBA.
This sign is from a buffer garden I helped design and install at Wadsworth Falls State Park, Middletown, CT: