Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Walnut Avenue Elementary School


    Walnut Avenue Elementary School
    370 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, Union County, New Jersey 07016

Google (TM) Map Site Contact(s) History Runoff Managed
Installation Plant Layout Maintenance Photographs


    Google (TM) Map:

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    Site Contact(s):
    Madeline Flahive DiNardo,
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County

The Walnut Avenue Elementary School rain garden was installed as part of
Stormwater Management in Your Backyard program that trained the Master
    Gardeners of Union County.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater runoff from a portion of the Walnut Avenue         Elementary School's parking lot.


    Approximately fifteen volunteers, including the
Master Gardeners of
    Union County and members of the Rahway River Association were present for
    the installation of the rain garden in Fall 2005, which was approved by the Walnut
    Avenue Elementary School Principal.  The Cranford Township Department of
    Public Works provided in-kind assistance with the rain garden installation.                      Additional in-kind support and funding was provided by the Rutgers Cooperative             Extension Water Resources Program.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:

Bald Cypress
        Bee Balm
        Black Eyed Susan
        Cardinal Flower        
Eastern Bluestar
False Blue Indigo
        Inkberry Holly
        Joe Pye Weed
        Red Chokeberry
        Red Osier Dogwood
        Shasta Daisy
        Soft Rush
        Swamp Rose
        Virginia Sweetspire
        Winterberry Holly

    Click here to download Adobe Reader to view the rain garden map and the plant list
    fact sheets.
    The rain garden is maintained by the Master Gardeners of Union County.  In Spring
    2008, Home Depot along with the teachers and students of Walnut Avenue
    Elementary School, helped maintain the rain garden during a Gardening Clean-up


    Click here for photographs of the Walnut Avenue Elementary School rain garden.