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3Designing Rain Gardens: A Practical Guide 5 Contents Welcome 5What are Rain Gardens? 7Designing your Rain Garden 10Checklist 33Public Engagement 34Signage 36Cost & Maintenance 39Funding 40Resources 41 Designing Rain Gardens: A Practical GuidePublished by Urban Design LondonPalestra197 Blackfriars RoadLondon SE1 8AAwww.urbandesignlondon.comAll rights reserved.Authors:/Jamie Kukadia/Madeleine Lundholm/Ian RussellEditor:/Paul DoddWith special thanks to:/ LB Enfield/ LB Waltham Forest/ LB Hammersmith & Fulham/ George Warren, GLA/ Walthamstow Village in Bloom/ GreenBlue Urban/ WSP 7Welcome London’s drainage infrastructure is a piped network, with few soft infrastructure measures. Considering the age of the city’s drainage system and other pressures such as population growth, climate change and densification, it is easy to understand that the network is reaching the limit of its capacity. A long-term view and alternative approaches are needed to avoid exceeding capacity or the cost of compl...