Rain garden: Explore and ask about rain garden during Saturday program at New Quarter Park in upper York County

Visit New Quarter Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, and learn how a unique rain garden is built to capture runoff in a shady area. The program will be presented by Jeanne Millin, Virginia Master Gardener, Tree Steward, Water Steward and Virginia Master Naturalist, according to a news release.

Jeanne will lead visitors to the rain garden on the park’s Teaching Garden Trail, which has been developed with a variety of native plants that grow well in the dappled shade and are heat and drought tolerant. She will explain how the rain garden was constructed by several local groups and volunteers with native plants - lists of plants will be available. The rain garden calms and filters stormwater runoff from the parking lot while taking advantage of the natural slope and not damaging tree roots.  Participants can explore the garden and ask how they can create one in their own yard.

The event is free and open to the public.

New Quarter Park is located in upper York County at 1000 Lakeshead Drive, next to the Queens Lake neighborhood. For more information, please call Parks and Recreation at 890-3500.

Posted by Kathy Van

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