Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Rain Gardens


Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 am

Amanda Sloan, Landscape Architect

“Rain Garden Celebration”

Fee $10.00

Reservations required  508 896 3867 #133 

A Rain Garden is a garden designed to provide an important function, collecting and purifying rainfall and storm water runoff. A Rain Garden can be as simple as a small garden depression that accepts rainwater from the downspout of a house, to a more sophisticated engineered design that treats storm water from a roadway or parking lot.  In all cases, the plants in the Rain Garden provide the important functions of moisture uptake and removal of nutrients including nitrogen and phosphorus.  A Rain Garden can be an attractive landscape feature on its own or part of a larger landscape design, either highly managed or left to naturalize.  A Rain Garden, depending on the plants selected, may also serve to support wildlife. Rain Gardens add beauty to an area and provide bird, bee and butterfly habitats.

The Museum has been planning a rain garden for the past year and is ready to complete it. 

Amanda Sloan, our rain garden designer, will discuss the design, construction and environmental impacts of the Museum’s rain garden. 

Participants will help us finish the final plantings and celebrate with cake.