Rain Garden

  • Custom made to client specifications
  • Manufactured to any dimension
  • Fabricated using Paneltim ® or 6mm polyethelyne
  • Above & below ground
  • Range of cladding option
  • residential and commercial urban sensitive water design


Viking Plastics Rain Garden
Viking Plastics Rain Garden

A rain garden collects rainwater runoff from an impermeable surface (eg a roof or driveway). Water deferred into the rain garden is filtered by the vegetation before slowly moving into the stormwater system.  Excess water is removed via an overflow pipe at the top which directly sends water into the stormwater system. This prevents water back up and flooding.

Rain gardens have become very popular in residential and commercial urban sensitive water design. They assist to keep rainwater on site longer during a rainfall. This has a positive effect on the health of urban waterways. Firstly, by slowing the flow of water into the stormwater system, and secondly, by filtering the water through the soil thus remove any pollutants.

Rain gardens can be above or below ground tanks, or formed on a natural slope of land by installing a rain garden containment liner.  A rain garden only holds water during and after a rainfall. They generally drain within 12-48 hours. As a result, a rain garden is usually dry so they don’t breed mosquitoes.

Custom Fabrication

Viking Plastics’ rain gardens are made to measure.

We specialise in unique applications and enjoy working with architects, designers and builders to fabricate products to a client’s specification.

Above ground rain garden tanks are fabricated using Paneltim® 50mm plastic construction panels.  Paneltim® is made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) and is UV stabilised.

Below ground tanks and liners are fabricated using 6mm polyethylene.


metal cladding
Samples of metal cladding supplied by Metrix Group

The external finish may be clad in a endless variety of finishes:

  • Metal
  • Timber
  • rendered ‘blue board’
  • tiled cement sheet

Australia Wide Delivery

Fabricated in Melbourne, Viking Plastics’ products are available for delivery Australia wide.  Viking can arrange transport if required.

Our Answer is “Yes”!

Have an idea?  Talk to us.  Our answer is always “yes”!

For further information, you can request a quote or call Viking Plastics on 03 9587 2297.


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