Rain Garden Information


818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve at St. Johns. The rain garden, one of two, was installed along the front of the building and helped to alleviate pooling water issues. It was planted as part of a Coastal Training Program on rain garden installation techniques in March 2011. The plants are all native and include: Winterberry, Virginia Sweetspire, Northern Bayberry, Milkweed, Butterflyweed, Wild Columbine, Boneset, Marsh Mallow, Blueflag Iris, Blazing Star, Blue Cardinal Flower, Tall Beardtongue, Bue vervain, and Ironweed.
Map of the Rain Garden Above
Additional Details:
Property Type:Institution (School, etc.)
Number of Rain Gardens Per Site: 2
Approximate Rain Garden Sq. Ft: 520 Sq. Ft
Approximate Paved Surface Sq. Ft: 7425 Sq. Ft
Is the Soil Amended to Increase Permeability: yes
Is A Drain Pipe/French Drain Installed: no
Number of Rain Barrels Per Site: 2
Were the downspouts disconnected from
the storm sewer system and installed a rain
barrel or diverted water to garden:
yes