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Rain garden ant Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD
Bayscape at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD
Shows the rain garden immediately after planting
Photo shows an in-line rain garden which was overwhelmed by concentrated flow. The soil mix eroded, recently-planted trees were uprooted, and sediment was deposited both above the rain garden and in the ponding area.
Large bioretention lacks plants and design interest. Besides looking like a poorly-retrofitted dry pond, sparse plantings are hard to maintain because weeds have plenty of space to flourish.
Rain garden on hillside lacks ponding area. Homeowner has added edging thus ensuring no water can enter garden.
Too much water concentrated by swale washes away plants in recently installed in-line rain gardenand deposits sediments.