Sean’s Rain Garden Gallery

Master Gardener Sean James is building a rain garden at the Guelph Arboretum for the Convention. See map. Follow the build here from start to finish.

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1. Infiltration Test

Photos 3 through 7 show parts of an infiltration test being performed, first stripping away the grass, then putting a rock in the bottom of the test hole to ensure the measuring surface is the same at the beginning and the end of the test, saturating the soil, measuring the level at the beginning of the test, and finally measuring the level at the end of the test. Here’s a link to the YouTube video of the whole process:

2. Excavation

Photos 8 through 14 show the beginnings of the excavation.

3. Building

Photos 9 through 20 show the building of the rain garden.

4. Results

The remaining photos show how the garden is growing.