Rain gardens are a beautiful way to divert stormwater from the storm drain and add to the aesthetic appeal of your landscape at home or your business location. Rain gardens help absorb excess stormwater keeping it out of the storm drain and thus reducing erosion or flooding in our waterways. Instead, the rain water helps the plants in your garden grow and provides a beautiful feature in your yard!
- Learn more about how you can add a rain garden through the UW Extension’s step-by-step, fully illustrated guide to designing and installing a rain garden.
- Get inspired by the variety of colors, styles, and plants highlighted in the City of Madison’s guide on rain garden designs and layouts.
- Pick the perfect plants for your space and style with this Department of Natural Resources interactive plants list.
- Download our guide on How to Build a Rain Garden (PDF)