Learn about the benefits of adding native plants to your landscape.

Join the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) for a FREE rain garden workshop at a private residence in Timonium. This is a great opportunity to see the final stages of a rain garden installation as well as get familiar with native grasses, shrubs, and flowers that thrive in wet habitats. No garden experience required!

What will I do at the workshop?

  • Learn about stormwater runoff and how it affects local waterways
  • Learn how to divert rain water draining from hard surfaces to a rain garden
  • Gain hands-on experience planting several native plants into a newly built rain garden

Visit our event page for more information and to register for the workshop:


A rain garden is a special, water loving garden that helps soak up rainwater from your roof, driveway, or other hard (impervious) surface. It is designed to capture water from a 1″ rainstorm and slowly infiltrate it back into the ground. By using an assortment of beautiful native plants, rain gardens can also provide habitat for wildlife, beneficial insects, such as ladybugs, and pollinators like butterflies.

This workshop is part of the Clear Creeks Project. Coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), the Clear Creeks Project is a grant-funded, citizen-based initiative that helps answer a community desire to restore the water quality within the Gunpowder Watershed. Additional funding provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability; Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources; and BGE.