Red Oak Rain Garden

Form and function

The Red Oak Rain Garden welcomes you to campus.


Located on the University of Illinois' Urbana campus, the Red Oak Rain Garden is a 10,000 square foot green infrastructure demonstration site that educates the public about sustainable garden design and exemplary rainwater management. It is also a venue for public workshops and events. Illinois Extension/Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant staff direct and manage the garden. Champaign County Master Gardeners, East Central Illinois Master Naturalists, and student groups and classes volunteer in the garden to provide a source of relaxation and continuing education for our community and visitors. RORG inspires and informs many of the potential benefits of rainscaping education program demonstration gardens. Apply these nature-based solutions to your own landscape.

Donate to Red Oak

Our recent renovation was made possible by funding from The Student Sustainability Committee, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, and other donors, with assistance from project partner Facilities & Services. There's more to do. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

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If you have any questions about supporting the Red Oak Rain Garden, contact Eliana Brown.

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