Rain & Native Gardens

2020 Program Info:

The Armatage Neighborhood Association is teaming up with local nonprofit, Metro Blooms, again this year to help Armatage residents install a low cost rain garden. Slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and virtual consultations will start right away:

Click here to apply for a 2020 rain garden

 Fees and Grants:

How it Works:

  • Up to 15 properties in the neighborhood will be able to participate in the program and both renters and home owners are encouraged to apply:
      • Renter assistance: not being the property owner at your rental can be a challenge, so our Armatage Green Team will volunteer to help get your garden established, even if you move.
  • After you apply here, Metro Blooms will confirm if we have an open slot for you or if you will be on this year’s wait list.
  • All participants will receive a consultation with a landscape designer, rain garden design, and installation by Metro Blooms, which is a $2000 value!
  • Installations are tentatively scheduled for June 2020 and participants are responsible for planting and maintaining their new garden.

A Note on Covid-19: There are so many unknowns in the weeks and months ahead. Metro Blooms and the ANA have been busy retooling our programs with your safety in mind. If Covid-19 restrictions do not allow for this program to be completed this summer, we will let you know of changes as soon as possible.

Sample Garden Design

Sample rain garden design

Armatage Garden Count:

  • 2018: 12 rain gardens
  • 2019: 17 rain and native gardens
Installed rain garden

Newly installed Armatage rain garden

Benefits of Rain Gardens:

When placed to capture rainwater runoff before it leaves your yard, rain gardens are beautiful and functional landscaping features that protect nearby lakes and rivers.

Rain gardens use native plants to filter rainwater runoff through the soil, instead of flowing into storm drains, and provide year round food and habitat for pollinators!

What is a rain garden?

Metro Blooms workshops