Learn How to Make a Rain Garden
April 1, 2010 from 6:30-8:30pm at Natural Art Garden Center
During this workshop, Garden Center manager, Lynne Phillips and Jim McGlone of the VA Dept. of Forestry will teach you how to create your own rain garden using a variety of native plants and wetland edge vegetation, such as wildflowers, sedges, rushes, ferns, shrubs and small trees. A rain garden is a planted area that is designed to absorb rain water runoff from roofs, driveways, walkways, and lawns. Rain water is collected and stored in the rain garden, and is allowed to soak into the ground, as opposed to flowing into storm drains, streams and the Shenandoah River, which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and less groundwater.
You will see the Rain Garden at our garden center in action. We might even plant some new plants in the Rain Garden. The Rain Garden collects all of our storm runoff from the green roof & greenhouse, almost all the irrigation water from the nursery yard.
Please join us!! Call me to confirm. 540-436-3130