Wendy Allen
Gardens, Rain Gardens, Green Roofs
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Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are useful garden features. Usually a shallow depression in free-draining soil, they allow rainwater to infiltrate gradually, reducing flash flooding from impermeable surfaces. They can act as an overflow point for water butts, stormwater planters, or be fed directly from downpipes. For best results, rain gardens should contain plants which tolerate a wide range of soil conditions.

Get in touch to ask about site suitability and design of a rain garden for your outdoor space.

UK Rain Garden Guide

UK Rain Garden Guide

See us in 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

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 our Show Gardens section for more details on this award-winning rain garden.

 

Perennial Meadow 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.