The Summer Plant Sale is CLOSED!

If you missed the sale, make sure to sign up for the Fresh Coast Newsletter to be the first to hear about the Spring Plant Sale. If you ordered, look for an email for pick-up details. For more details on the plant sale visit here.

Why Rain Gardens?

Rain gardens reduce water pollution and improve our rivers and Lake Michigan. Rain gardens collect rain and melting snow, naturally absorbing them into the ground. By managing the rainwater where it falls,  rain gardens reduce storm water runoff that can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. Most people direct downspouts from rooftops into their rain gardens. However, you can also use them to absorb water from hillsides, driveways, and other hard surfaces. 

Another great way to reduce water pollution and runoff is to use a rain barrel, which can then provide fresh water to the rest of your garden.  

MMSD is excited to sponsor the Annual Rain Garden Plant sale. Installing a rain garden is an excellent, cost-effective way of doing your part to help protect Lake Michigan!

Jay Feiker, GISP
Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator

Still Unsure About What to Order?

Call us at 414-225-2222 or submit a question to the Fresh Coast Guardians here.

You can also learn more by visiting:

Pick-Up Location & Details

Plant pick-up will take place on Saturday, September 11th; Hours: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM at MMSD’s Headquarters, 260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee. Make sure to mark the pick-up date on your calendar; there is only one pickup date. We do not have adequate/secure storage for plants. Plant condition not guaranteed beyond pick-up date. 

*Orders not claimed by September 30th will be donated to local gardens.


260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee



10:30 AM — 2:30 PM