Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Woodbridge Board of Health


    Woodbridge Board of Health
    George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey 07095

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


    Google (TM) Map:

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    Site Contact(s):
    Madeline Flahive DiNardo,
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County

The Woodbridge Board of Health rain garden was installed as part of the
    Stormwater Management in Your Backyard program that trained the Master
    Gardeners of Union County.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater runoff from the Woodbridge Board of Health's     rooftop via two downspouts.


    Approximately ten
Master Gardeners of Union County and Rahway River
    Association members were present for the installation of the rain garden in Fall 2005,
    which was approved by the Woodbridge Board of Health and the Woodbridge
    Township Asssistant Municipal Engineer, Bask Patel.  Rutgers Cooperative Extension     faculty and staff provided technical oversite.  Sand was used to amend the native soil     to increase infiltration rates.  The rain garden installation was featured in the                 Woodbrige News - click here to view the article.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:

        Big Bluestem
        Blackhaw Viburnum
        Blue Flag Iris  

        False Blue Indigo
        Joe Pye Weed
        Kobus Magnolia
        New York Aster
        New York Ironweed
Obedient Plant
        Pussy Willow
        Red Chokeberry
        Silky Dogwood
        Swamp Milkweed
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 Union County.


    Click here for photographs of the Woodbridge Board of Health rain garden.