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


NH Audubon's Massabesic Center
26 Audubon Way
Auburn, NH 03032
United States

Description: A rain garden is a beautiful landscape feature built in a shallow depression designed to capture rain to reduce run-off and pollution. Learn about rain gardens, how to build them, which plants to use and why they are important. Additional information about collecting rainwater will also be discussed. Participants will view a newly rehabilitated raingarden and learn tips from the Extension Master Gardeners who created it. 


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/Extension Master Gardeners 

$15 for non-members

Registration Required by April 10, 2023

The 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.