Rain Garden Information


Groton Road, Pocomoke, MD 21851
This rain garden was part of a larger project to enhance the Newtown Recreation Area with native plantings including Betula nigra, Liriodendron tulipifera, Chionanthus virginicus, Itea virginica. This site receives full sun, can become dry during summers, and is poorly drained having clay soils that prevent rapid infiltration of precipitation. It is also exposed to harsh weather including blustery winds during the fall and winter seasons. A rain garden 200 ft2 in size was installed to demonstrate that a properly designed rain garden can capture stormwater, allow for infiltration, and reduce the amount of runoff draining directly to local waterways. This rain garden collects stormwater runoff from the walkway and pavilion roof. In the spring of 2012, a rain barrel will be installed to capture and store rooftop runoff which can be reused during dry weather periods. Plants installed in the rain garden were Aronia arbutifolia, Schizachyrium scoparium, Monarda didyma, Rudbeckia triloba. This project was completed in October 2011 and funded by the Worcester County Government.
Map of the Rain Garden Above
Additional Details:
Property Type:Public
Number of Rain Gardens Per Site: 1
Approximate Rain Garden Sq. Ft: 200 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: no
Were the downspouts disconnected from
the storm sewer system and installed a rain
barrel or diverted water to garden:
no