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How To Build a Rain Garden


Master Gardeners building a rain garden. Clallam County.How to build a rain garden

Congratulations for thinking of building a rain garden!

A great first step is to watch this 5 minute video: Building a Rain Garden in the City and learn why, where and how to build a rain garden.

Next, download the free  Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington. The handbook will help you design, install and maintain your rain garden. Be sure to check out where and where not to build your garden. Not every place is suitable.

We want your garden to look good and function beautifully.

Here’s help:

Bulldozer delivering rock for drainage to rain garden in Port Townsend.

Register your rain garden

Once you’ve built your rain garden, visit the 12000 Rain Gardens website to register your rain garden and join the countdown toward the goal of 12,000 rain gardens in Puget Sound by 2106. Be sure to check out the interactive map.


If you have more questions please contact your County Extension rain garden expert.