A raingarden is a water sensitive garden that is positioned to receive stormwater from hard surfaces such as a downpipe from a roof, paved areas or driveways. Raingardens are easy to maintain, especially when they are planted with drought tolerant native plants such as grasses and shrubs.
Raingardens filter and slow the rate of stormwater before it flows into stormwater drains and on to rivers, creeks and bays protecting them from harmful stormwater pollution.
- Self-watering and easy to maintain
- Filter stormwater and slow before it enters our rivers and creeks
- Contribute to healthy waterways
What type of Raingarden suits you?
Identify the location on your property where stormwater can be captured. You can capture stormwater from a downpipe, near to a driveway, patio or overflow from a rainwater tank. Then select a suitable raingarden design for the location you have chosen. There are many different raingarden types you can choose.
Melbourne Water have a number of resources and instructional sheets on how to build the different types of raingardens: