UK Rain Garden Guide
For useful information, see the UK Rain Garden Guide by Bob Bray, Dusty Gedge, Gary Grant and Lani Leuthvilay. Lots of useful and practical advice on creating your own rain garden.
Rain Garden with Parking
A shallow, free-draining depression with plants that will tolerate the variable soil conditions. Persicaria affinis 'Superba', Ligularia dentata, Iris pseudocorus. See the Show Gardens section for more details on Wendy Allen’s RHS Gold medal-winning rain garden.
Perennial Meadow Rain Garden
Fed with water from the rear roof of the property (via a water butt), this area is free-draining and allows rainwater to soak away gradually. In dry periods supplementary watering can be used. More info on the perennial meadow seed (and maintenance notes) can be found on www.pictorialmeadows.co.uk.