Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Upper Raritan Watershed Association



Upper Raritan Watershed Association

    2121 Larger Cross Road North, Bedminster, Morris County, New Jersey 07931

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The Upper Raritan Watershed Association 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 was designed to manage runoff from the rooftop of the Nature
    Center building.  The rain garden has an area of 200 square feet, treating stormwater
    from a drainage area of 900 feet. When a storm greater than 1.25 inches occurs, the
    overflow of water will be directed into the surrounding grassed area.


    Approximately ten Master Gardeners of Morris County, Upper Raritan Watershed
    Association staff, Raritan Highlands Compact, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension
    Water Resources staff and faculty volunteered their time to help install this rain
    garden.  During the installation, both topsoil and sand were added to backfill the rain
    garden, maximizing this rain gardens infiltrative capacity.

    Plant Layout:

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    Plant List:

    The rain garden is maintained by the Upper Raritan Watershed Association.


    Click here for photographs of the Upper Raritan Watershed Association rain garden.