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Rain Gardens: Designs, Plant Lists, and Suppliers

This guide contains various resources about rain gardens. A rain garden is a planted depression that allows rain water runoff to slowly soak into the ground instead of storm drains and surface waters.

Rain Garden Calculators

Rain Garden Designs and Plan Lists


Native Plant Lists and Databases

Illinois and the Midwest


Midwest Native Plant Suppliers