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Courthouse Rain Gardens

The originally installed, over-engineered rain gardens were not fulfilling their potential and serving as a huge ashtray in front of the courthouse.  A redesign of the rain gardens provides a native, colorful addition to downtown and also helps capture and filter storm water in a more efficient way.  Swamp milkweed, purple coneflower, black eyed susans, liatris, little bluestem, prairie dropseed, sedge and serviceberry create a vibrant display of color in the summer.  Part of this project also included correcting permeable pavement systems to properly drain and eliminate puddling on the sidewalk.

Completed Spring 2016 Frankfort, KY

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