Runaway Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are strategically-placed native plant gardens designed to slow down and temporarily store stormwater runoff. Rain gardens improve our local water quality by filtering stormwater runoff and recharging the groundwater.To see a publication on rain gardens, including myths and guidelines to keep in mind: click here.

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Resources which can help when building a rain garden can be found below.

What are rain gardens?

Where can you find a rain garden?

Where can you buy native plants?

  • Chesapeake Bay Trust created a list of native plants and locations where native plants can be purchased.
  • Adkins Arboretum produced a list of native plants sold in Adkins Arboretum nursery.
  • Find Native Plants provides a list of native plants nurseries found in Maryland.


What can you use to help build your rain garden?