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Demo Rain Gardens

Bartholomew County

The demonstration rain garden in Bartholomew County is located on the IUPU Columbus Campus in a parking lot island and had previously been a flat and open, windswept area occupied by turf grass adjacent to a mature oak tree.

The Rain Garden made in Bartholomew County

rainscape garden

Boone County

A rain garden was established in 2018 in a portion of the Boone County Community Gardens, on a plot of land offered by the Lebanon Church of Christ.

Johnson County

The site was previously a grassy area beside a building and a parking lot. The rain garden is located at the Extension office in Franklin, Indiana. It is visible to the public, but it cannot be seen from the front of the building.

Rainscaping gardens


Lake County – Crown Point

This area was chosen due to the high levels of flowing water into the pond. The intention was to purify the stormwater and prevent a majority of it from reaching the pond.

Lake County – Merrillville

The Merrillville Stormwater Office was designed to showcase features that exhibit responsible practices for stormwater conservation.

Rainscape garden

rainscape gardens

Posey County

The current rain garden was previously a site for another, poorly maintained rain garden. The improved rain garden is located on a riverfront walkway with an outlet that leads directly to the Ohio River.

Stueben County

This rain garden was created in a grassy area near the Wild Turkey Shelter, which is located in a 3,000 sq ft acre of wildland and recreational area.

Rocks and water


Tippecanoe County

At the Tippecanoe County Extension Office, the community saw a parking lot island as an opportunity for reducing runoff and increasing green space in the area.

Tippecanoe County – Wright Center

The Wright Center Rain Garden was established in 2017. The garden is located in the courtyard of the John S. Wright Conference Center. The Wright Center is located in West Lafayette, IN and is managed by the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) for teaching and research.

Rainscape Garden

Rainscaping plants and water

Warrick County

The site was previously a grassy area beside a building and a parking lot. The raingarden is located in Friedman Park in Newburgh, Indiana.