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Blooming Saint Paul

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Blooming Saint Paul, a cooperative initiative created to beautify the City’s urban environment, combines the efforts of many local organizations, City departments, and community members to create a more vibrant, more vital, more natural environment.

In 2002, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation and the Saint Paul Garden Club teamed up for Blooming Saint Paul's first project, the beautification of the Kellogg Boulevard median situated between Robert Street and Wabasha Street. Today, the median has sprung with a variety of roses and perennials as well as an assortment of seasonal displays.

In 2005, the initiative also absorbed the increasingly popular Hanging Basket program begun in 1999 by the Capitol City Partnership and the Rice Park Association.

Blooming Saint Paul's beautification efforts have since reached over 120 sites where over 500 hanging baskets and more than five acres of garden beds receive care from hundreds of volunteer gardeners. The initiative has also inspired many nearby businesses and homeowners to beautify their own grounds.

Beautify Your Neighborhood

The City of Saint Paul is committed to beautifying its communities through a variety of gardens and art. Contact Mark Granlund, Arts and Gardens Coordinator, via phone at 651-632-2354 or via email at if you would like to see:

  •     new gardens created in City parks and parkways.
  •     existing gardens replanted.
  •     more community gardens established.
  •     more hanging baskets installed.
  •     streets and public spaces redesigned with new landscaping.
  •     traffic medians planted with new garden beds.
  •     initiatives to calm traffic.

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