In 2014 The Farmington Garden Club and the Economic Development Commission partnered on a beautification project to bring summer flowers to Farmington. Modeled after Farmington's successful Annual Holiday Kissing Ball Program we contracted with Winterberry Gardens to install and maintained beautiful summer flowering baskets along the DiPietro Memorial Bridge, and along the Unionville Center. The summer flowering baskets and winter holiday balls have become a Farmington tradition, so much so, that last year, The Hartford Courant listed the flowers in an article entitled " Ten Ways You Know You Are From Farmington "
The flowers not only help us create a sense of place and community, but many studies have been conducted and have proven that landscaping is one of the most cost effective tools for improving and sustaining the quality of life, whether in the city, the suburbs, or the country. Public and commercial landscapes have a major influence on our environment, and on people’s actions and attitudes. Greening of business districts increases community pride as well as adds a positive perception of an area, drawing customers to the businesses and our town.
The funding for these flowers are raised in the community by our many business and community sponsors. Please consider joining this worthwhile community effort