What is a rain garden? Rain gardens can be thought of as a personal water quality system – a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is located in your landscape to receive polluted runoff from hard surfaces such as a roof, a sidewalk or driveway.
Rain gardens slow down the rush of water from these hard surfaces, hold the water for a short period of time and allow it to naturally infiltrate into the ground.
Did you know? Seattle and King County are paying up to 100 percent of the cost for installing rain gardens on eligible properties.
Join us in West Seattle at the Seattle Chinese Garden Peony and Bamboo Festival or the RainWise Fair to learn more about what rain gardens are and how you can build one.
- April 25 & 26, 2015 – RainWise at the Seattle Chinese Garden Peony and Bamboo Festival
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
6000 16th Ave SW., Seattle – South Seattle College Entrance.
$5 donation at the door. Find out how you can get RainWise today.
- May 9, 2015 – FREE RainWise Fair
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Highland Park Improvement Club
1116 SW Holden St., Seattle
Meet contractors, check out the cisterns, pervious patio, rain gardens and new art. Snacks and kids’ activities provided!