Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a depression in the landscape that is planted like a garden that collects rainwater runoff and allows the runoff to infiltrate into the ground. Learn about the City's Boulevard Rain Garden Program for street reconstruction projects, how rain gardens work, the benefits they provide, and additional resources, view the City of Mendota Heights Rain Garden Brochure (PDF).

The City's BLVD RAIN GARDEN PROGRAM is ONLY for residents undergoing a street improvements or reconstruction project. If you are a part of a neighborhood that is undergoing a street improvement or reconstruction project, sign up for a rain garden on the street restoration project questionnaire. An engineer will evaluate your location. During street reconstruction, a contractor will dig a depression and prepare the soil. After construction is completed, residents will select a garden design. After construction is completed, residents plant their gardens. The City provides plants and hosts a planting day with demonstrations. Once the garden is planted, residents are responsible for maintaining them. For residents not undergoing a street restoration project, please look into grant opportunities listed on the brochure via the link posted above.