Rain Garden Information


2 Market Street, Pocomoke, MD 21851
The Delmarva Discovery Center rain garden was part of a larger project to enhance the public area with native plantings including Chionanthus virginicus, Iris versicolor, and Aquilegia canadensis. This site receives full sun until mid afternoon. Due to its sandy soil, this rain garden site drains exceptionally well and can be extremely dry during summers. Soil amendments were needed to provide a hospitable environment for plant growth. A rain garden 400 ft2 in size was installed as a demonstration project to show the public that a properly designed rain garden can capture rooftop runoff and allow for infiltration. A submerged gravel channel extending from the rain barrel and a buried soaker hose connected to the rain barrel’s spigot both work to direct overflow away from the barrel and to spread throughout the rain garden area. Plants installed in the rain garden were Panicum amarum, Schizachyrium scoparium, Eupatorium dubium, Lobelia siphilitica, Lobelia cardinalis, Sisyrinchium angustifolium, Aster novae-angliae. This project was completed in May 2010 and funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Map of the Rain Garden Above
Additional Details:
Property Type:Public
Number of Rain Gardens Per Site: 1
Approximate Rain Garden Sq. Ft: 400 Sq. Ft
Approximate Paved Surface Sq. Ft: 0 Sq. Ft
Is the Soil Amended to Increase Permeability: yes
Is A Drain Pipe/French Drain Installed: yes
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