Hanson Park/Hanson Park Conservancy Demonstration Rain Garden

38 Springfield Avenue
NJ 07016

Hanson Park/Hanson Park Conservancy Demonstration Rain Garden

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The Hanson House/Hanson Park Conservancy rain garden was installed as part of the Stormwater Management in Your Backyard program that trained the Master Gardeners of Union County.

Type of Runoff Managed:

This rain garden manages stormwater from the garage's roof and parking lot located at the Hanson House/Hanson Park Conservancy.


Approximately fifteen volunteers, which included the Master Gardeners of Union County, members of the Rahway River Association, and members of the Hanson Park Conservancy, were present for the installation of the rain garden in Fall 2005, which was approved by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Hanson House/Hanson Park Conservancy. The Cranford Township Department of Public Works provided in-kind assistance for the rain garden installation.

Plant List:

Bald Cypress
Big Bluestem
Bee Balm
Cardinal Flower
Cinnamon Fern
Culver's Root
Garden Phlox
Lady Fern
Marsh Marigold
Ostrich Fern
Rose Mallow
Sensitive Fern
Soft Rush
Summersweet/Sweet Pepperbush
Winterberry Holly
Winterthur Viburnum


The rain garden is maintained by the Master Gardeners of Union County and the Hanson Park Conservancy.


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