Butterfly Garden

NeighborhoodLaSalle Gardens
Practice Type
Rain Garden
Project DescriptionThis creative rain garden captures storm water off the roof, which goes into a fish pond and overflows into the rain garden. The garden is called Butterfly Garden to note the beautiful butterflies that visit. this garden is part of the Rain Garden's to the Rescue program funded by the Erb Family Foundation and coordinated by Friends of the Rouge and the Sierra Club Michigan Chapters Great Lakes Program.
Reason for ProjectEnvironmental Benefits

Project Details

Received Drainage CreditNo
Public or PrivatePrivate
DesignerJeremy Merklinger with assistance from Cyndi Ross, Friends of the Rouge
InstallerFriends of the Rouge, Sierra Club and Jeremy Merklinger
MaintainerJeremy Merklinger
Project Owner TypeResidential
Practice Width10.00 ft
Practice Length18.00 ft
Practice Area180 sq ft
Acres Managed0.01 Acres
Million Gallons Managed Annually0.01 million gallons
Storm Event Size1 inch
Project Cost$1,000
Annual Maintenance Cost$100
Butterfly Garden