Rain gardens and waterside buffer gardens can be beautiful, 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 two-hour presentation offers an introduction to how we can manage stormwater to benefit ourselves, our communities, and wildlife. Extensive resource material and plant lists included.
Sponsor: UConn Garden Master classes.