Surface 678 - Turlington Rain Garden
Surface 678 - Turlington Rain Garden

NC State University

The Rain Garden is a multi-functional feature, designed to blend with the surrounding campus landscape while creating a new sitting space for residents of two adjacent dormitories and also serving as a campus water quality enhancement. A gently graded grassed basin, edged with tree and shrub plantings, form the detention area, while stormwater is filtered through the Bermuda sod and into an engineered soil mix below. Specially shaped boulders placed within the Rain Garden offer informal seating and visual focus for the student residential halls.