Posts Tagged ‘rain chain’

Tree People

copper rain chain

Rain chain (c) Deni Mosser

Do you want to learn how to collect rain, so you can use it to water your garden?
How about replacing grass with drought-resistant California Plants?
Register for these FREE workshops from TREE PEOPLE

Rainwater Harvesting
Native Plants and Turf Reduction

Saturday September 15 – 9:00am – 1:00pm
12601 Mulholland Drive – Beverly Hills

Provided: Workshop materials+Light breakfast and snacks
Registration is required
To register, visit the online calendar at
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2012

Questions? email: Linda Eremita or call (818) 623-4878

Text by Elisa Leonelli

Rain chain in a Mar Vista garden

The Mar Vista Garden Showcase is a great way to find new and sustainable garden ideas. Here, a beautiful copper rain chain is placed near the front door amid the rose garden. Rain chains are an alternative to those unsightly gutter downspouts. Used in Japanese temples for hundreds of years, you can buy rain chains in garden supply stores, online or, make them yourself. Rain chains capture runoff and guide rain water visibly down the chains or cups (with holes in the bottom) and gives a pleasing sound.

Text and photo by Deni Mosser

copper rain chain

Rain chain\’s originated in Japan and are a playful substitute for the traditional downspout