20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

20+ Rainy Garden Ideas & Projects
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Make your Garden Beautiful, Rain or Shine

Here in Britain our summers are hit or miss. They can be stunning with warmth and sunshine or we can have weeks of constant rain. On the plus side, it’s green here most of the time, on the down side, there’s less to enjoy about the garden when it’s soggy.

The ideas below are for putting that sparkle back into your rainy garden. They include everything from clever rain chains to water spout ideas to how to collect rain water. Even if your summers are warm, bookmark some of these ideas for when the drizzle returns.

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Elle Decoration

Rain water funnels down this clever wall piece shared by Elle Decoration

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Sea Glass Stepping Stone from Lovely Greens

This DIY Sea Glass Stepping Stone looks pretty in rain or shine

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Etsy

This Wine Bottle Rain Chain was on Etsy but you could DIY it using these instructions on how to cut wine bottles. Use the tops of the bottles for the rain chain and the bottoms to make candles.

If you don’t know what a rain chain is, it’s simply an artistic replacement for a water spout. Rain water from the roof funnels down it rather than a metal pipe. Rain chains direct the water while being a beautiful and sometimes musical feature.

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Crafts Post

A DIY Dry creek bed becomes a stream in the rain

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Garden Therapy

Detailed instructions on how to build a Dry Steam Bed

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Ladys Mantle

Ladys Mantle looks its best after a rain

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Each Little World

Recreate rain drops in the garden by using crystals

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Pinterest

Stack rocks to create a down-spout waterfall

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

All Things Heart & Home

Terracotta Rain Chain

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Better Homes & Gardens

Keep your feet out of the mud with these Leaf Stepping Stones

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Pinterest

Mount watering cans on the wall for a whimsical water spout feature (source unknown)

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Amazon

If your garden is dull, brighten it up with cute Rain & Garden Boots

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Little Things

Slate Dry Stream Bed

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Pinterest

I couldn’t find a real source for this AMAZING water spout idea. I imagine you could DIY it using a wooden cut-out of a cloud painted black.

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Grow Forage Cook Ferment

Collect rain water in this DIY Rain Barrel

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Empress of Dirt

Or make an artistic DIY Rain Barrel

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

The inspiration rain chain from Elderberry Street

Wire & Stone Rain Chain tutorial

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Tumblr

Imagine the water pouring out of this Boot Water Spout!

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Amazon

If you’d rather buy than DIY, check out this gorgeous Umbrella Rain Chain

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Tenth Acre Farm

This might look like a garden path but it’s actually a Swale. Swales help to direct run-off to places you need them in the garden. Here’s how to build one in yours.

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Birds & Blooms

DIY Metal Spoon Rain Chain

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Lovely Greens

Collect rain water for a small garden pond

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Mother Earth News

Or go all out and redirect rain fall into a Natural Swimming Pool

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

Our Fairfield Home & Garden

Collect rain water in these Stacked Stone Bird Baths

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

YouTube

This incredible DIY rain water collection tank is made out of plastic bottles

 

20+ Ideas & Projects for a Rainy Garden

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