Master RAIN Gardener Class

Master Rain Gardeners earn their certificate by taking the class and building a rain garden. The class trains people to design and install rain gardens themselves - and to serve as their neighborhood expert. 

Master Rain Gardeners help friends and neighbors to learn about, design and plant rain gardens. Recognize them by their Master Rain Gardener t-shirts!

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Free Recorded Master Rain Gardener Class

As always, the on-demand pre-recorded master rain gardener class is FREE. 

Click here to see the class videos & homework - just follow along!  

Please fill out the registration form, so I know where your rain garden is going in.


Master Rain Gardeners at Thurston Elementary with Logo

Teachers of the recorded class

Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator

Susan has been designing rain gardens for over ten years, and has mentored over 700 homeowners planting rain gardens. She developed the Master Rain Gardener program, and has spread it to six other municipalities. In Ann Arbor, she designed the Miller Avenue rain gardens and the Swift Run streetside rain gardens. She is a past President of Wild Ones, has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan, and is a Master Gardener.

Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner

Harry is responsible for planning and financing ongoing Water Resources Office efforts and spearheading innovative projects that keep our rivers running clean.

Shannan Gibb-Randall, Principal at InSite Design Studio, Inc.

Shannan leads InSite Design’s ecologically sensitive landscape design work. Her background is in Art History and Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan. Projects in her portfolio include the City of Ann Arbor Municipal Center, the Stone School roadside rain gardens, the Great Lakes Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Courtyard.

Roger Moon Rain Garden Tour

Take the class and join us for outdoor tours of local rain gardens at your neighbor's yards. See how it is done!