|UNCA Rain garden (with Umbrella leaf magnolia)|
We've definitely had water challenges over the years in this space. The metal "Butler" building that comprises our education center (adults above and Nature Center below) initially had no gutters, leading to moisture issues on the ground level.
|River birch and cinnamon fern (UNCA)|
So now we've diverted the roof water to a very large cistern on one side, and a rain water/landscape drain on another side, and we have a final open gutter downspout to divert to a rain garden, hopefully, that we'll install in the fall.
|another view of the UNCA rain garden plantings|