Armatage Rain Gardens

In partnership with Metro Blooms, 12 Armatage homeowners had the opportunity to have a rain garden installed in their yard in 2018. Rain gardens are up to 200 sq. ft. in size.

2019 details will be shared early next year. Participants will be determined on a first come-first served basis. A wait list will be maintained. Interested? Email our coordinator with your house address to be added to our list. Details will be forwarded to residents as they become available.

How does the program work? (2019 program may differ, these are 2018 details)

Property Owners

  • $175 paid to Metro Blooms for site visit and storm water plan
  • Attend a workshop on how to build a rain garden (see link below)
  • Meet with Metro Blooms designer to determine rain garden site
  • Pay for mulch and plants
  • Plant rain garden
  • Total cost to property owner: $450
Sample Garden Design

Sample rain garden design

Installed rain garden

Newly installed rain garden

Metro Blooms

  • Arranges for the Conservation Corps of Minnesota to help dig and prepare all rain garden sites
  • Performs all site consultations, rain garden designs and oversight during installation
  • Hosts plant pick-up and provides maintenance education

Armatage Neighborhood Association

  • Communications and outreach to property owners
  • Works with Metro Blooms throughout project and co-hosts plant pick-up
  • Covers costs to Metro Blooms (including design fees, project management costs, etc.)
  • Total cost to the ANA (for 15 rain gardens): $8,000

What is a rain garden?

Metro Blooms workshops