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MMSD Holiday Rain Garden Plant Sale

12/03/19 11:00:am
2020 Spring Rain Garden Plant Sale

Our spring Rain Garden Plant Sale is going on now! For the first time ever, we have opened the plant sale early for the Holidays. Give the gift that keeps on giving and get up to 50% off retail pricesOrder online today.

Why Rain Gardens?  

Rain gardens are gardens that are watered by collected or pooled stormwater runoff, slowly infiltrating it into the ground along root pathways. They are typically planted with wildflowers and deep-rooted native vegetation, which helps infiltrate rain channeled to them from roofs, driveways, yards and other impervious surfaces. They can be placed near downspouts on homes (although away from building foundations and sewer laterals), and are an excellent means of removing pollutants from stormwater runoff. They should be slightly depressed to adequately hold and infiltrate stormwater runoff.

How Do I Order?

To order, visit the Rain Garden Plant Store.  

Plants are sold in bundles of 4; each plant's container is 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5 " (length x width x height/depth);  one bundle of 4 plants costs $10.00 unless otherwise noted. Preselected rain garden plant kits are also available which includes 32 plants for $71.00. 

Dates To Remember:

  • December 3rd, 2019: MMSD begins taking orders.
  • April 6th, 2020: All orders must be submitted by the close of business.
  • June 13th, 2020: Plant order pickup, Make sure to mark the pickup date on your calendar; there is only one pickup date.

Who Can Order Plants?

Any private property owner, local non-profit group, or municipality can purchase plants. Plants cannot be purchased for resale. If you are unsure of your status or have other questions, please contact us using the contact us form

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