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South Shore Raingarden Project


For the past three years we have been working to install a raingarden in almost every South Shore town, thanks to a 104b3 grant from the EPA. Along the way, we have worked with schools, environmental organizations, garden clubs, libraries, and lots of helpful volunteers to dig out our gardens, fill them with "raingarden soil mixture", and plant them with beautiful and drought-tolerant native plants.

As you may recall, a raingarden is a lot like a regular garden, except it has a more sand-rich soil mixture that allows water to percolate into the ground faster, and is usually located in an area that receives stormwater runoff either from a parking lot or rooftop. Instructions for building your own raingarden can be found at the Greenscapes website ( As you will see if you go look at the gardens we constructed, they can be any size and shape you want.Take a Raingarden Tour!


Check out our raingardens all over the South Shore!

(Pictures coming soon!)

Google Map of all garden locations


Location: Weir River Estuary Center, 333 George Washington Blvd., Hull, along the front of the parking lot

Partners: Hull Garden Club, Weir River Watershed Association


Weymouth raingarden

Location: Maria Weston Chapman Middle School, 1051 Commercial Street, East Weymouth, on the right side of the building (looking at main entrance)

Partners: J.F. Price Co.,  Maria Weston Chapman Middle School


Location: Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham, on the right corner of the building (facing main entrance)

Partners: Hingham Public Library, South Shore Perennial Gardeners


Location: Grace Farrar Cole School, 81 High Street, Norwell, back of the school on the left end of the "outdoor classroom" near the playground

Partners: Cole School Outdoor Classroom, Norwell High School


Location: Riley Hall (parish hall for First Congregational Church), intersection of Silver Street and Hanover Street, Hanover, at the far corner of the parking lot

Partners: Hanover Garden Club, Walnut Hill Garden Club


Location: Lydia Drake Library, 340 High Street, Pembroke, along the front of the library property

Partners: Lydia Drake Library, Mattakeesett Garden Club, Pembroke Watershed Association


Location: Scituate High School, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy (Rt. 3A), Scituate, off the parking lot near the playground and town hall

Partners: First Herring Brook Watershed Initiative, Mass. Riverways Program



Location: MassAudubon North River Sanctuary, 2000 Main Street, Marshfield, corner of the sanctuary office

Partners: MassAudubon


Location: Bay Farm Montessori Academy, 145 Loring Street, Duxbury, along the walking path

Partners: Bay Farm Montessori Academy


Location: Jones River Landing, 55 Landing Road, Kingston, along the side of the building nearest the street

Partners: Jones River Watershed Association, Town of Kingston


Location: Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, the edge of the parking lot closest to the road, across from the barn

Partners: Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth County 4H

If you partnered with us to install a garden and we have neglected to include you, please let us know!


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