Education Rain Garden

Photo of Education Rain Garden

Located outside of the Harold C. Schott Education Building is one of the area’s biggest and best rain gardens. Containing a tremendous diversity of mostly native plants, this garden provides continuous beauty while also attracting insects, birds and other wildlife. If you look closely, you’ll spot three shallow basins within the garden. All of the rain that falls on the Education building’s roof, much of the parking lot, and the garden itself is directed into these three depressions. The water then percolates into the soil rather than emptying into Cincinnati’s combined sewage system, which overflows untreated into the Ohio River during heavier rain events.