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Rain Garden

The UMD Rain Garden on 223 West College Street.

Where is it located?

Visit the UMD Rain Garden on College Street near the Lund Building (Google Maps link). Interpretive signs and self-guided tour brochures can be found along the sidewalk. Flowers bloom from as early as March to September.

What is a rain garden?

It is a landscaping feature that is planted with native perennial plants and is used to manage stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks, and parking lots.

Protecting our Watershed

The UMD Rain Garden is composed of plantings, a drain tile system, and a water level control system. It can hold as much as 60,000 gallons of water. Rain gardens are part of UMD’s commitment to protect Lake Superior.

Come visit!

Download our Self-guided Tour brochure and our Pocket Plant List. For more information about the UMD Rain Garden, contact Facilities Management at


Plant Lists


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