Rain Garden Manual

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program are excited to share our NEW Rain Garden Manual with you. Rain gardens are an easy way for everyone in New Jersey to help protect our State’s precious water resources and add to the health and diversity of our native habitats and landscapes.

This manual will walk you through the process step-by-step and give you encouragement, as well as the tools and answers you need to create and sustain a rain garden on your property. Remember, a rain garden is one of the best and easiest things you can do to protect and conserve New Jersey’s natural resources.

Click below for your FREE download of New Jersey’s premier Rain Garden Manual.

Rain Garden Links

Below you can find links to important sources of information on rain gardens.

  • Rain Gardens, Rutgers Water Resources Program, NJ
    This is a great place to start discovering more about rain gardens, right here in New Jersey. Visit www.water.rutgers.edu to find out more.
  • New Jersey Water Resources Research Institute
    The Fall 2008 Newsletter contains a wealth of information on rain gardens. Get the newsletter here.
  • 10,000 Rain Gardens Initiative in Kansas City
    10,000 Rain Gardens is not a government program. It is an initiative, calling upon the creativity of citizens, corporations, educators, and non-profit organizations to join with government to voluntarily reduce the amount of runoff that pollutes our waterways. Their website (www.rainkc.com) is a good source of information.
  • Rain Gardens of West Michigan
    This website (www.raingardens.org) is also good source of information on creating rain gardens.
  • University of Wisconsin
    The University's Extension and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Madison, WI. has the Rain Gardens Pamphlet available for download.
  • Rain Gardens, Friends of Bassett Creek, MN
    This is an excellent place for general information on rain gardens. Visit the site here.
  • Stormwater Marsh, National Wildlife Federation
    Another great place for information on Rain Gardens.
  • NPSNJ List of Rain Garden Links
    Here we've compiled a list of additional links on sources of Rain Garden information from many organizations. Check out our List of Rain Garden Links here.