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Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a garden of native shrubs, perennials, and grasses which can withstand both drought and occasional flooding planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a low point of a natural slope. Gravel or well drained soil is added to make the rain garden work more efficiently.


We hosted a virtual workshop on Rain Gardens on February 16, 2022. Watch the recording below.



You can learn more about the DEP Harbor Protectors Program and get involved with rain gardens around NYC: nyc.gov/harborprotectors


Below is a video of a NYC Street Rain Garden being built:



Additional Resources:


Resources for Educators:

The pdf below is a informational case study of a rain garden built by GrowNYC in Harlem:

Rain Garden at Riverside Valley Community Garden in Harlem. Case Study
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You can view the slides from the workshop in the pdf below:

Rain Gardens in NYC_ Feb 2022
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