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Gardener Dustin answers: “What is a rain garden?”

There’s been a lot of buzz at Minnetrista lately about rain gardens. I had a foggy notion of what a rain garden was. A garden full of rain? A garden built to attract rain, like a rain dance? Really, I had no idea.

I asked our natural areas gardener, Dustin Stillinger, to shed a little light on the question: “What is a rain garden?” Along the way he told me what kinds of plants we’re using in our rain garden and some things to consider if you’re planning one at home.

Check out this video and visit the new rain garden at Minnetrista for inspiration!


Visit munciesanitary.org/stormwater for expert advice on stormwater management, rain gardens, rain barrels and more. Or email Dustin with your questions.