Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Chester Library


    Chester Library
    250 West Main Street, Chester, Morris County, New Jersey 07930

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

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The Chester Library rain garden was installed to serve as a demonstration rain
    garden to educate homeowners, business owners and government facilities on how
    rain gardens can minimize impacts to nearby waterways.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater from the Chester Library's rooftop via a                 downspout.


    Approximately ten
Raritan Highlands Compact members were present for
    the installation of the rain garden in Fall 2007.  Funding and in-kind resources for this     project was provided by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources                 Program, Pfizer, the Leavens Foundation, New Jersey Corporate Wetland Resoration     Partnership, Morris County Utilities Authority, and the Garden Club of Somerset Hills.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:

        Big Bluestem
        Cinnamon Fern
        Red Osier Dogwood
        Virginia Sweetspire        
Click here to download Adobe Reader to view the rain garden map and the plant list
    fact sheets.



    Click here for photographs of the Chester Library rain garden.