Gardening 101 Workshop: "Rain Gardens"
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. - Magnolia
Mark Boyer, Professor and Department Head of Landscape Architecture at the
University of Arkansas, to learn about creating your own rain garden. Having the
right information before siting, designing and installing a rain garden is
A rain garden consists of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers
planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a natural slope. It
is designed to temporarily hold and absorb rain water runoff that flows from
roofs, driveways, patios or lawns. Rain gardens are effective in removing up to
90% of nutrients and chemicals and up to 80% of sediments from the rainwater
runoff. Compared to a conventional lawn, rain gardens allow for 30% more water
to soak into the ground. Mark will inform you of resources that will help you
install a rain garden that will not only be beautiful but also infiltrate your
storm water for years to come.
Members / regular admission Non-Members. Advance registration required. Call the
Gardens at 501-262-9300/800-366-4664 to register.