Professional Rain Gardeners

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Our Professional Rain Gardener Certification is geared toward landscape professionals and contractors looking to install rain gardens professionally on residential properties.

To earn this certification, participants are required to:

  • Complete the online or in-person 5-week course
  • Pass a final exam
  • Install at least one residential rain garden; OR
  • Attend a field day at which participants will install a public rain garden from start to finish

Upon course completion, participants will be awarded a Professional Rain Gardener Certification, which can be used to promote your expertise and as a selling point for your business.

Upcoming Courses


Summer 2022 In-Person Course

August 3rd - September 7th, 2022

Wednesdays, 10 am - 2 pm

Penitentiary Glen Reservation 

8668 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Willoughby, OH 44094

Unable to make all the classes? Hybrid option available!

Looking for a professional to help design or install your rain garden?

Click on the link below for a list of professionals who have completed the Northeast Ohio Professional Rain Gardener course. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement.