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Rain Gardens – What are They and Why are They Important?

April 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

April 13, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

A rain garden is a beautiful landscape feature built in a shallow depression designed to capture the rain. Did you know that rain gardens help reduce water pollution? Join us to learn all about rain gardens, including why people are loving them, how to build them, which plants to use, and more. We’ll discuss other ways to capture the rain too, and why that’s so important. As a bonus, we’ll hear from Master Gardeners who have recently rehabbed the on-site rain garden! After the presentation, we’ll head outside to see and further discuss the rain garden.

Lisa Loosigian, Soak Up the Rain NH Program Coordinator, NHDES
Brian McPherson, UNH Extension Master Gardener
Betty Jipson, UNH Extension Master Gardener

$10 for NH Audubon members and Extension Master Gardeners
$15 for non-members


Registration Required by April 10, 2023

Presentation will take place indoors, rain or shine.  Outdoor portion will take place unless there is heavy rain; come prepared to be outside for 10-15 minutes.

For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Massabesic Center Director, Kimmie Whiteman, at kwhiteman@nhaudubon.org.

This program is brought to you through an on-going partnership between New Hampshire Audubon and University of New Hampshire Extension’s Master Gardener Program. The Demonstration Gardens at NH Audubon’s Massabesic Center provide a place for sharing best practices in eco-friendly home and community gardening, which enhance human health and well-being and wildlife habitat. 

Photo: Massabesic’s Rain Garden, Brian McPherson


April 13, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
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Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH United States


Kimmie Whiteman
(603) 668-2045
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