Sponsor a Hanging Basket!
The 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 is just shy of 600 baskets annually. Baskets are sponsored by business associations, condo associations, community organizations and individual businesses. For a full list of our 2017 sponsors click here.
Baskets are hung around Memorial Day and then taken down in mid-September. Most baskets are watered every day, as weather allows, by the Blooming Saint Paul gardening crew. The baskets are grown by Gertens Greenhouses and Garden Center.
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 and care
For more information or to sponsor hanging baskets, contact Interim Lead Landscaper Tony Singerhouse at 651-632-2453 or Tony.Singerhouse@ci.stpaul.mn.us.