The MMSD’s Spring Rain Garden Plant Sale is now closed.

For those who ordered the plant pick-up date will be Saturday, June 12th or June 26th at MMSD’s Headquarters. If you ordered prior to March 24th your pick-up date will be June 12th. If you order after March 24th your pick-up date will be June 12th or June 26th. Watch for an email with your pick-up date. See map below for location and pickup details.  Thank you for your support and we will see you again in the Fall!

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.

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Pick-Up Location & Details

Due to unprecedented demand we need to have 2 different pick-up dates. Plant pick-up* will take place on Saturday, June 12th or June 26th; Hours: 10:30 AM –2:30 PM at MMSD’s Headquarters, 260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee. The pick-up date will depend on when you ordered; If you ordered your plants prior to March 24th, your pickup date will be June 12th. If you order your plants on March 24th through April 8th (sale end-date) your pickup will be either June 12th or June 26th. We will email you your plant pickup date in mid-April.

*Orders not claimed by July 15th will be donated to local community gardens. 


260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee



10:30 AM — 2:30 PM