Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
What Are Rain Gardens?
Rain gardens are one example of "low impact development" (LID), a cutting-edge environmental approach to urban development, which Montgomery County has been using in recent years. LID recognizes the significant negative impact of towns and housing developments on plants, animals, and waterways. LID methods
This project was made possible through the generous support of the following organizations:
Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
Ann English, ASLA, RLA LEED AP Landscape Architect
Labor, Excavation and Hardscape:
J&G landscape Design, Inc.
Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection, RainScapes Program
Silver Spring Garden Club, in Honor of Alice Fransen
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
Location. 39° 3.571′ N, 77° 2.111′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Glenallan Avenue east of Heurich Road, on the right when traveling east. On the ground of Brookside Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alternative to Plastic Water Bottles (here, next to this marker); Elements of Brookside's Rain Garden (a few steps from this marker); Trial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Azalea Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Creating Pollinator & Native Plant Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Composting (within shouting distance of this marker); Efficient Irrigation System (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); What Happened Here? (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.