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Since 2006, MMSD and Agrecol Native Seed and Plant Nursery have offered a rain garden plant sale for the community within MMSD’s service area. Plants are provided at a reduced price; up to a 50% discount compared to retail prices. In addition, to the plant sale, MMSD offers FREE Rain Garden Design Workshops where customers can learn about rain gardens, plant selection, and plant care.
To order, all you need to do is visit: 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.
Sign up for one of our virtual rain garden workshops on Wednesday, August 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or on Saturday, August 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The workshop will focus on how to design and build a rain garden, how to select plants, and how your rain garden can help protect Lake Michigan. At the workshop, gardening experts will be on hand to discuss design tips and assist you with creating your rain garden. This is a FREE event, but you must register.
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Any private property owner, local non-profit group, or municipality can purchase plants. Plants cannot be purchased for resale.
To receive future notifications on MMSD plant sales and workshops, sign up for our Fresh Coast News email list.
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.
It's quick and easy to install a rain garden, this video will show you how.
Check out this video with gardening expert Melinda Myers to learn about the benefits of planting a rain garden and how rain gardens can help the environment.
When it comes to choosing plants for your rain garden, you can be overwhelmed by the options. Gardening expert, Melinda Myers, offers a few of her favorite rain garden plants to help you get started.
Help protect Lake Michigan and keep water out of your basement during rain events.