Whitefish Bay

Rain Garden


This home was built in 1940 in Whitefish Bay, WI.

Type: Rain Garden, Drainage Solutions, Hardscapes

Year Completed: 2020

Aspects: Rainwater management, rain garden, downspouts, patio, natural stone, permeable patio, rain barrel

Any Specific Challenges: Water draining into basement storage

Price Range: $10k – $25k+

Materials Used: Stair => Natural, local Lannon stone stair

                            Patio => Natural, local Lannon stone flagstone       

                            Mulch => Double shredded hardwood

Plants: Plants were selected to provide rainwater absorption, year round attraction, wildlife value, amazing colorful flowers, and low maintenance.

Trees & Shrubs: Japanese Maple ‘Bloodgood’

Perennials: Marsh Marigold, Swamp Milkweed, Prairie Phlox, Turtlehead, Prairie Blazingstar, Butterflyweed, Blue Flag Iris, Joe-Pye Weed, Great Blue Lobelia, Anemone, Heartleaf Aster, Brunnera, Black-eyed Susan, Sombrero Flamenco Coneflower, Lady Fern, Wild Geranium, Ligularia

Whitefish Bay Rain Garden
Whitefish Bay Rain Garden
Whitefish Bay Rain Garden
Whitefish Bay Rain Garden