Tuesday Gardening Series: Rain Gardens – The Answer to Drought, Deluge and Water Pollution

Location: Reynolda House Museum of American Art

It is staggering how many homeowners find themselves experiencing drainage issues on their properties. This engaging presentation from Anne Spafford, Professor and Associate Department Head at NC State Department of Horticulture, will show how to harness stormwater runoff to benefit our landscapes and to make gardening easier for homeowners. Any North Carolina gardener knows that we experience periods of heavy rain and weeks of little to no rain whatsoever. A rain garden is a functional garden (that is also beautiful, of course!) that is slightly sunken, and located in a place to capture rainwater coming off a house or other structure. Plants used in a rain garden are ones that will thrive in both short-term flooding and long periods of drought. This presentation will teach you what a rain garden is all about, how to design one, and show the best plants to use in a rain garden.

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Past Date and Time(s):
Sep 19, 2023, 12:30pm — 1:30pm

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