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Do You Want to Sponsor a Hanging Basket?

A hanging basket program for the downtown Saint Paul area has been in existence since 1998. At that time, both the Rice Park Association and Capitol City Partnership, began hanging basket programs to promote the use of Rice Park and to bring visitors to downtown Saint Paul. In 2005, these two hanging basket programs were brought together under the banner of the Blooming Saint Paul program, which had begun in 2003.

The Blooming Saint Paul Hanging Basket program has expanded to neighborhoods and approximately 592 baskets annually.  Baskets are sponsored by business associations, condo associations, community organizations and individual businesses. For a full list of sponsors click here

Baskets are hung the two weeks following Memorial Day and then taken down the third week of September. Baskets are watered every day, if weather allows, by Saint Paul Parks and Recreation’s Arts and Gardens crew.  The baskets are grown by Gertens.

Basket Sponsorship Costs

Sponsorship costs include:
- Hanging Hardware - a one-time cost. Hardware supports two baskets per light pole.
- Basket and Plants - Typical basket sizes are 18" diameter and 24" diameter baskets. Baskets are available for locations with specific
site requirement.
- Maintenance

2014 Costs per Basket
Hanging Hardware $135
Basket and Plants
        18" diameter $ 50
        24" diameter $ 70
Maintenance $ 20

Total Annual Cost for an 18" diameter Basket
1st year with Hanging Hardware $205
subsequent years w/out Hardware $70

*Prices vary slightly from year-to-year. 

Hanging Basket Program Preferences

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- Sponsorship minimum is two baskets
- Hanging baskets can only be hung in the street right-of-way or on city property
- Hanging baskets have a bigger impact if many are hung in one area.  Sponsors should work with others to create an area of concentration of baskets
- Maintenance of hanging baskets is easier if many baskets are hung in one area.  If less than eight baskets are hung in a location isolated from other hanging baskets, maintenance costs might increase

For more information or to sponsor hanging baskets, contact Arts and Gardens Coordinator Mark Granlund at 651-632-2454 or 

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2014 Basket Sponsorers

9th Street Lofts
Associated Dentists
District 6 and Rice Street Businesses
Fort Road Federation
Friends of Mears Park
Friends of Upper Landing
Friends of Wacouta Commons
Great Northern Lofts
Highland Business Association
Hinding Heating
Mississippi Market
Rice Park Association
Rondo Outreach Library
Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Special Events
Selby and Snelling Business Group
The Dakota
The Essex
The Golden Rule Building
The Markham Group
The Pointe
Visit Saint Paul Foundation
Wells Fargo


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