Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
New Jersey Highlands Council Building


    New Jersey Highlands Council Building
    100 North Road, Chester, Morris County, New Jersey 07930

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Installation Plant Layout Maintenance Photographs

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The New Jersey Highlands Council Building 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

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater from the former New Jersey Highland Council Building's driveway, patio and walkway.  Runoff is also generated from the lawn area upslope of the rain garden due to the steep sloped involved.


    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 were provided by Pfizer, the Leavens Foundation, New Jersey Corporate             Wetland Resoration Partnership, Morris County Utilities Authority, and the Garden         Club of Somerset Hills.   Excavation by the Mendham Township Department of Public     Works was provided in-kind.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:

        Big Bluestem
Black Eyed Susan
        Cinnamon Fern
Joe Pye Weed
        Marsh Marigold
        Soft Rush
        Swamp Rose
        Virginia Sweetspire
        Winterberry Holly
    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 Mendham Township Department of Public Works.


    Click here for photographs of the former New Jersey Highlands Council Building rain garden.