16. Rain Garden

Walking along the curve past the highest point on the property, you will approach our Education Center and see our Rain Garden on your left. Our Rain Garden demonstrates simple design features to slow the flow of water during storms, prevent erosion, and release captured water to recharge aquifers. Note the shallow basin with permeable soil and a rim to collect rainwater. The native plants in the rain garden, such as white turtlehead, absorb toxins through their roots and leaves to act as filters.