Rain Garden

Rain Garden Collects Runoff

This is a channeled area to collect rain water runoff that was designed by  Dr. Fouad H. Jaber of the TX A&M AgriLife Research Extension Service, Dallas County Office.

It is funded by the Lake Highlands Community Gardener, Stephen M. Seay Foundation, Four Seasons Garden Club and maintained by LHCG. Dedicated May 2013.

Rain Garden Bio-Rention Schematic
Rain Garden Bio-Rention Schematic

 

The Rain Garden is a bio-retention area consisting of a planted shallow depression with Texas A&M University’s high infiltration media that collects rainwater runoff from roofs, parking lots and other imperious surfaces to reduce storm water volume, act as a storm water treatment area, re-charge ground water and buffer temperatures. For the technically curious, click here to read the full document published by Texas A&M.

Tour Our Rain Garden

As a component of our educational outreach, we invite you to visit the Rain Garden, learn what plants are growing. It is planted thickly with Texas native plants and other water-friendly plants. Below is a PDF guide showing photos, common names and scientific names.

Scroll to bottom of image then tap to view additional pdf pages.

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Resources

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Technical Study

Texas Natives

Texas Native Plant Database

Native Plant Society of Texas