Demonstration Rain Garden in Cleveland Park

Newly installed demonstration rain garden in Cleveland Park

In July 2009, Clemson Extension's Greenville Office coordinated an effort to design and install a demonstration rain garden in Greenville's Cleveland Park.  This garden is now open to the public!  It will be used by Clemson Extension, the Greater Greenville Master Gardener Association, and others to teach local residents how to use rain gardens in their own landscapes to reduce problems associated with storm water runoff.  Please view the information below to learn how and why rain gardens are used.

Photo album of the Cleveland Park Rain Garden development and installation.

Rain Garden Planting Design                      Rain Garden Plant List

To learn more and download a copy of Clemson's Rain Garden Manual, visit the Carolina Clear rain garden page.

Thank you to our contributors and sponsors:

City of Greenville Parks and Recreation

The Greater Greenville Master Gardener Association

Stalite PermaTill

Greenville County Land Development Division

Lichtenfelt Nurseries

Renee Byrd, Clemson University Department of Horticulture