Jakes Branch Wet Garden

What is a Wet Garden?

Do you have an area in your yard where the soil is consistently damp, where water constantly puddles, or an area with heavy moss coverage? A wet garden consisting of specific native perennials, trees and shrubs may be a perfect fit.

Click the map below to see which native plants can be used to create a wet garden. Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservations PLANTS database to see and learn more about each plant.



Click the image above to download a PDF version of this map of the Wet Garden on display at Jakes Branch County Park.

Download these resources below to learn more about the benefits of native plants, and the sun, water and soil conditions Barnegat Bay Watershed (Ocean County) natives prefer:

Going Native: Landscaping with Native Plants in the Barnegat Bay Watershed

“Bayscape for Barnegat Bay”


The demonstration wet garden

The demonstration wet garden at Jakes Branch. This picture was taken more than 72 hours after rainfall.

Steph planting a tree

Volunteers help plant the wet garden.

Only the seed pods of the Rose Mallow remain in October.

Prominent seed pods give Rose Mallow a fall presence, October 2014.


SHIP Project Web Pages:


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SHIP Resource Library

Ocean County Soil Conservation District
714 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 971-7002