Rain Garden Manual

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey developed a Rain Garden Manual with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program. Rain gardens are an easy way for everyone in New Jersey to help protect our State’s precious water resources and add to the health and diversity of our native habitats and landscapes. 

This manual will walk you through the process step-by-step and give you encouragement, as well as the tools and answers you need to create and sustain a rain garden on your property. A rain garden is one of the best and easiest things you can do to protect and conserve New Jersey’s natural resources.

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More Rain Garden Links

Below you can find links to important sources of information on rain gardens.

  • Rain Gardens, Rutgers Water Resources Program, NJ
    This is a great place to start discovering more about rain gardens, right here in New Jersey. Visit water.rutgers.edu to find out more.
  • New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute
    The Fall 2008 New Jersey Flows Newsletter contains a wealth of information on rain gardens. Get the newsletter here.
  • University of Wisconsin
    The University’s Extension and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI developed a Rain Gardens Pamphlet and it is available for download.
  • Rain Gardens, Friends of Bassett Creek, MN
    This is an excellent place for general information on rain gardens. Visit the site here.