The Rain Garden

Installing a rain garden is an attractive way to capture rainwater and prevent stormwater runoff. We have included a demonstration Rain Garden in our Wildlife Habitat Garden.  It is planted in a low spot that often fills with water during a rainstorm.

It is planted with native plants that not only can tolerate various levels of water, but also provide wildlife benefits such as swamp rose and blue flag iris.

A wide variety of shrubs, perennials and ferns thrive in the mostly shady and wet location.

Our interpretive sign has general information about rain gardens, a plant list and  an idea of what a home rain garden looks like.

Detailed information on how to install a rain garden can be found on CMHC’s website by clicking here as well as on the City of Calgary’s website by clicking here.  Here’s a closer look at our plant list.


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    The Tower Hill Heritage Garden is an initiative founded in 2011 with the intention of restoring the historic Ontario Forestry Branch Ranger Cabin and the gardens surrounding it; into a park and garden celebrating our natural heritage.
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