Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Mountain View Middle School


    Mountain View Middle School
    100 Dean Road, Mendham, Morris County, New Jersey 07945

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Installation Plant Layout Maintenance Photographs

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The Mountain View Middle School rain garden was installed to serve as a
    demonstration rain garden to educate students, homeowners, business owners
    and government facilities on how rain gardens can minimize impacts to nearby

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater from the courtyard area of the Mountain View     Middle School's.   The courtyard is mostly lawn but generates runoff due to its                 slope.  The rain garden is situated at the lowest elevation of the slope to capture         runoff before it is discharged into the parking lot further downslope.


Raritan Highlands Compact members were present for the installation of the rain             garden in Fall 2007.  Funding for this project was provided by 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:

        Black Eyed Susan
        Blue Mist Flower
        Inkberry Holly
        Red Osier Dogwood
        Swamp Rose     
Click here to download Adobe Reader to view the rain garden map and the plant list
    fact sheets.

    The rain garden is maintained by students and teachers of the Mountainview Middle     School.  Students and teachers have expanded upon the initial rain garden by installing additional plants and signs. Additional gardens were installed in the surrounding areas of the rain garden.


    Click here for photographs of the Mountain View Middle School rain garden.