Bioswale Garden

Cornell Botanic Gardens: Nevin Welcome Center Gardens

Bioswale Garden

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


Designed to be both functional and attractive, the Bioswale Garden is an excellent example of a nature-based solution to sustainability. The garden was designed to catch rainwater runoff from the nearby road and parking lot so it can be absorbed and recharge groundwater. Plants here can tolerate wet and dry conditions, including native switchgrass, flowering perennials, and a variety of shrubs. The result is a drainage system that is ecologically friendly and visually appealing.

You can end the tour now, or if you have more time, you can continue across the street to explore Conifer Slope, an extensive collection of conifers.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Cornell Botanic Gardens: Nevin Welcome Center Gardens


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