North Carolina Botanical Garden


Rain Gardens in Your Landscape: Virtual

with Robert Meehan, Water Management Specialist, Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association; Katherine Meehan, NCBG Nursery Assistant 

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fee: $26.00 ($23 Members)


Stormwater runoff can bring sediment and pollutants to our local streams and waterways. A rain garden is a useful tool for homeowners to help treat and reduce stormwater before it becomes harmful runoff, while also creating a beautiful native plant garden filled with wildflowers. Reducing stormwater runoff helps reduce erosion and pollution in our creeks and rivers. Rain gardens can also help to recharge groundwater resources. This class will provide you with an overview of the function of a rain garden, how to install a rain garden on your own property, and how to keep your rain garden healthy and working properly for years to come.


This event is a partnership between NCBG and Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.





Remaining Seats: 3

Note: Preregistration is required | Registration open through 11/4/2021 5:00 PM EST | Refund Policy

About the Instructor

Robert Meehan is the Water Management Specialist for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) in Durham. Robert coordinates ECWA’s Creek Smart program, building rain gardens with Durham Public Schools and community groups to improve the drainage on our playgrounds and in our neighborhoods. He also works with Durham City partners on innovative green infrastructure projects like the Bioretention Ponds at ECWA’s Pearl Mill Nature Preserve and the emerging South Ellerbe Stormwater Project. Robert loves birding, trivia, and wildlife in general. He has a degree in biology from UNC-Asheville.

Katherine Meehan is the nursery assistant at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Her responsibilities include propagating southeastern native plants, via seeds and cuttings, for use in the NCBG landscape and for sale to the public. Katherine previously worked at a local watershed organization in Durham, where she designed and installed rain gardens (planted with southeastern native plants) to help mitigate residential stormwater runoff into the watershed. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley, and a certificate in Agricultural Sustainability from Central Carolina Community College. Katherine lives in Durham.

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This program will be offered online via Zoom.
A meeting link and password will be sent a few days before the program.