The plant sale is NOW CLOSED! The limited plant inventory was sold before our closing date of 3/31.

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Why Rain Gardens?

Rain gardens reduce water pollution and improve our rivers and Lake Michigan. Rain gardens collect rain and melting snow, naturally absorbing them into the ground. By managing the rainwater where it falls,  rain gardens reduce storm water runoff that can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. Most people direct downspouts from rooftops into their rain gardens. However, you can also use them to absorb water from hillsides, driveways, and other hard surfaces. 

Another great way to reduce water pollution and runoff is to use a rain barrel, which can then provide fresh water to the rest of your garden.  

MMSD is excited to sponsor the Annual Rain Garden Plant sale. Installing a rain garden is an excellent, cost-effective way of doing your part to help protect Lake Michigan!

Jay Feiker, GISP
Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator

Still Unsure About What to Order?

Visit the Fresh Coast website for more details about the 2023 Rain Garden plant sale including videos and other resources to help plan your rain garden.

If you have questions of what to order, please call us at 414-225-2222 or submit a question to the Fresh Coast Guardians Contact Us page.

Pick-Up Location & Details

Plant pick-up will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2023; Hours: 10:30am – 3:30 pm at MMSD’s Headquarters, 260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee. Make sure to mark the pick-up date on your calendar; there is only one pick-up date. *All sales are final and orders not claimed by June 30th, 2023 will be donated to local gardens.

Get Directions


Saturday June 10th

10:30am – 3:30 pm


260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee