Leading Change on Canada’s Prairies: A unique rain garden has been installed along the perimeter of Harvest Townhomes, which the developer says is a first in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Arbutus Properties consulted with the University of Saskatchewan on the creation of this unique rain garden, located on the perimeter of the Harvest Townhomes property. The garden serves as a collection point and filter for stormwater. Native plant species that prefer wet soil conditions were planted in the rain garden. (Photo: Jeannie Armstrong)

Saskatoon townhomes bring West Coast vibe to the prairies

“West Coast style has migrated to the prairies at Harvest Townhomes, designed and constructed by Arbutus Properties in its popular community, The Meadows, part of the southeast Rosewood subdivision (in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan),” wrote Jeannie Armstrong.

“A unique rain garden has also been installed along the perimeter of Harvest Townhomes, which (Jody) Minakakis says is a first in Saskatoon. The feature, which was developed in consultation with the University of Saskatchewan, is a green solution for stormwater management. Native plant species that thrive in wetter soil have been planted in the rain garden, which serves as a collection basin for rain water from lawns, pavement and other hard surfaces.”

About ‘The Meadows’

The Meadows is a 420 acre masterplanned Saskatoon community nestled in the new community of Rosewood in southeastern Saskatoon. When it’s completed, The Meadows will encompass more than 2,200 new homes nestled into 65 acres of parks, ponds and pathways.

At the centre of The Meadows lies a town centre with Costco, boutiques, restaurants, amenities, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, recreational facilities, and Public and Catholic Elementary schools

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