Detached house with rain garden filled with stones and a Ligularia-rain garden (Bagsværd 1)

At the front of the house is established a path of cobblestone. This path is functioning as a rainwater channel and is leading the water to a rain garden filled with stones at the front of the house.

The rain garden is filled with big stones and a few species of grass, so that the rain garden is not so visible at the front of the house.

In the backyard the downpipe is disconnected and the water is lead by a “kinnekulledrain” to the nearest perennial beds and futher in a channel of concrete to a new rain garden with “Nøkketunge” a plant, that needs a lot of Water.

Half of the rainwater from the roof is lead to a soakaway.


Overall for the project

The municipality of Gladsaxe have made five demo-gardens with WSUDS to inspire the citizens to make WSUDS in their own garden and deal with the rainwater.

The gardens will show different kind of solutions of how to integrate WSUDS in a aesthetic way, cope with the distance requirements to buildings and borders, and do it within the price of the refunding from the municipality.

The gardens are placed in an area where the Watercompany “Nordvand”  is going to separate the rainwater from roads and infiltrate it in roadside rain gardens.

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Bagsværd foto A

Bagsværd foto B

Bagsværd foto C

Bagsværd foto E

Bagsværd foto F


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