Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Greenwich Township Library


    Greenwich Township Library
    411 Swedesboro Road, Gibbstown, Gloucester County, New Jersey 08027

Google (TM) Map Site Contact(s) History Runoff Managed
Installation Plant Layout Maintenance Photographs


    Google (TM) Map:

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    Site Contact(s):
    Mary Cummings,
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County

The Greenwich Township Library rain garden was installed to beautify the site.  The         project was initiated by a Gloucetser County Master Gardener who was previously         trained through the Stormwater Management in Your Backyard lectures.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater from the Greenwich Township Library's rooftop.     The runoff from the building site is conveyed into a swale that eventually discarges         into a detention basin adjacent to the parking lot.


    Staff from Rutgers Cooperative Extension and approximately five Master Gardeners         of Gloucester County were present for the installation of the rain garden in                     November 2007, which was approved by the
Greenwich Township Mayor and the             Greenwhich Township Planning Board.  In addition to volunteering their time, the             Master Gardeners of Gloucester County donated the native plants for the rain garden.     Additional plants were purchased from a nearby nursery.  The upper portion of the         existing swale was retrofitted with a rain garden.  The overflow from the rain garden     will discharge into the existing swale and eventually to the detention basin.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:

        Blue Flag Iris  
        Cardinal Flower
        Cinnamon Fern    
        Inkberry Holly
        Joe Pye Weed
        Purple Coneflower
Red Osier Dogwood
        Soft Rush
        Virginia Sweetspire

    Click here to download Adobe Reader to view the rain garden map and the plant list
    fact sheets.
    The rain garden is maintained by the Master Gardeners of Gloucester County.


    Click here for photographs of the Greenwich Township Library rain garden.