The Meadows is a residential development of 59 single family houses, 20 townhouses and an apartment building, built in 2008.

Rainwater Management Techniques Used

meadows 166x268 tallBioswales/Rain Gardens

Phase I: 13 vegetated bio-retention cells with orifice controlled under drains were installed. The cells are 1 metre deep, filled with modified soils to promote good root growth of plants. The bioswales currently cover a 1444 metres square area.

Phase II of the development will see a larger raingarden system and enlargement of the Phase I pond.

Permeable Pavement

Unit pavers were used for all surface parking. Narrow roadways and short driveways also reduce impervious surface cover.

Project Team

Murdoch de Greeff, Landscape Architects
RCL Consulting Ltd, Civil Engineer
Praxis Architect Inc, Architect 


10520 McDonald Park Road
Central Saanich, BC