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 is springing with a variety of roses, perennials and seasonal displays.
In 2005, the initiative also absorbed the increasingly popular Hanging Basket program which began 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 590 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