2007-04-26 / News

Use rainwater for a lush garden

It is estimated that as much as 55,000 gallons of rain falls on each square foot of roof in New England every year.

Learn how to make a rain garden at Blithewold Gardens on Saturday, May 5, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Rainwater harvesting is as simple as connecting a barrel to your downspout to catch the roof runoff. Rain gardens capture rainwater and allow the rain to seep naturally into the ground. Master Gardener Beverly O'Keefe will explain how to build a lush rain garden and incorporate water-harvesting techniques into a gardening regime.

As water becomes a precious commodity and a limiting factor for gardeners, now is the time to learn about cutting-edge solutions and practices. Come away equipped to transform a garden into a more sustainable, functional, and dynamic space.

Pre-registration is required, and admission is $12 for Blithewold members and $15 for non-members. For more information or to register, call 253-2707.

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