Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Hanson Park/Hanson Park Conservancy


    Hanson House/Hanson Park Conservancy
    38 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, Union County, New Jersey 07016

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 Hanson House/Hanson Park Conservancy 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 from the garage's roof and parking lot located
    at the Hanson House/Hanson Park Conservancy.


    Approximately fifteen volunteers, which included the
Master Gardeners of Union
    County, members of the Rahway River Association, and members of the Hanson Park
    Conservancy, were present for the installation of the rain garden in Fall
    2005, which was approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the
    Hanson House/Hanson Park Conservancy.  The Cranford Township Department of
    Public Works provided in-kind assistance for the rain garden installation.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:

Bald Cypress
        Big Bluestem
        Bee Balm       
        Cardinal Flower
        Cinnamon Fern
        Culver's Root
        Garden Phlox
        Lady Fern
        Marsh Marigold
        Ostrich Fern
        Rose Mallow
        Sensitive Fern
        Soft Rush
        Summersweet/Sweet Pepperbush
        Winterberry Holly
        Winterthur Viburnum

    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 and the
    Hanson Park Conservancy.


    Click here for photographs of the Hanson House/Hanson Park Conservancy rain