The Baltimore Community ToolBank Rain Gardens are one of the first things you’ll notice when you first visit our facility. Installed in Spring 2014, these two sizable gardens, along with expansive meadow space, help repurpose hundreds of thousands of gallons of rain water annually.
Our two rain gardens are sized to capture and treat 7,526 gallons of run-off for every inch of rainfall. With average precipitation of 41 inches in our region, our gardens help repurpose more than 300,000 gallons annually!
The native plants featured in our rain garden also provide a habitat for urban wildlife, including an assortment of butterflies, bees and songbirds, among others.
A Year in the Life of the Rain Gardens
Rainscaping with Native Perennials
Urban Wildlife Features
Rain Garden Resource Guide
Thank you to our many volunteers for their participation in the installation and maintenance of the rain garden! Credit for the photographs of the construction and planting goes to Mike Hughes.