As part of the construction of Butler University’s new Schrott Center for the Arts, the Clowes Hall parking lot was reconfigured.
The new building followed building standards for LEED certification. Among other “green features”, the parking lot has permeable pavement that allow rain to drain through it, along with rain gardens full of moisture-loving plant to further help with keeping storm water in place.
The rain gardens are in nice bloom now, with red spikes of Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
and nice contrasting inflorescences of blue mistflowers (Eupatorium coelestinum).