A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway, or other impervious surface and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with native grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds and other wildlife.
In November 2022, a rain garden was installed at the front parking lot of Town Hall. This feature will capture and treat stormwater runoff from the parking lot. The plant materials are North Carolina native species that are pollinator and wildlife friendly and tolerant to deer grazing. For information on rain gardens, visit https://townofcarrboro.org/2555/Rain-Gardens.
The following plants were used in and around the rain garden. Links will take you to more information about the species via the NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox.