After a year of research polling horticulturists, landscapers, garden centers and gardeners, and two months of city-wide voting, then a proposal to LFUCG Council which resulted in an overwhelmingly positive vote, Lexington-Fayette County now has an OFFICIAL CITY FLOWER!! Purple Coneflower, a well-known and loved native perennial was the top winner in the vote doneContinue reading “It’s Official!”
We are so excited that the America In Bloom Lexington Downtown Walking Tour is now available in digital format on the city’s website thanks to staff at Lexington’s Environmental Services! The tour highlights just some of the history, arts and culture, environmental efforts and beauty available in Lexington. We hope you enjoy it! If youContinue reading “Downtown Walking Tour is Live!”
Having participated in America in Bloom for several years, AIB Lexington will broaden our focus in 2019 through participation in the Communities in Bloom International Challenge. The International Challenge brings together winners from various National Programs including Communities in Bloom, Britain in Bloom, America in Bloom, Tidy Towns of Ireland, Japan in Bloom, Entente Florale,Continue reading “Communities in Bloom”
The week of October 4-7, Framingham and Holliston, MA were inundated with bourbon-drinkers…or at least those that understood bourbon. We were treated right away with a surprise award for our lovely and revered Lexington Cemetery. The next day we were treated to a tour of Mount Auburn Cemetery, a slightly older and much larger version.Continue reading “AIB-Lex at the 2017 Symposium”
During the month of April 2017, America in Bloom-Lexington and Baptist Health are providing trees to every single baby born at Baptist Health. Trees, along with planting instructions (and an offer to plant in a park should parents desire) and congratulations are being housed at UK long-term, and provided to the maternity ward on aContinue reading “Babies, Trees and Girl Scouts!”
Finally, after a long warm winter and then a final struggle with below-freezing temps, it looks like Kentucky is moving towards a full-fledged spring! Flowers and trees are blooming everywhere, people are out walking both with and without their dogs, and you just might see the odd convertible roaming around topless! As you plant peasContinue reading “Spring!!!”
On March 9, Lexington’s leaders in making this a wonderful place to live, work and play will come together for breakfast. America in Bloom-Lexington brings together these organizations to expand everyone’s knowledge about the marvelous things already going on, enhance the collaborative possibilities and begin to create additional resources for everyone. Focusing on public/private collaborationsContinue reading “Celebrating Lexington!”
At the recent 2016 America in Bloom National Symposium in California, Lexington was clearly a winner! Judges named Lexington truly a model America in Bloom city, earning the top rating of 5 blooms this year as well as the winner in our population category! As a 3rd year participant in the AIB national awards program, Lexington clearly possessesContinue reading “Lexington is a 5 Bloom City!”
America in Bloom judges, Meg Whitmer and Katy Moss Warner visit Lexington July 7-8. They will be introduced at the urban-county council meeting on Thursday July 7 at 6pm. Tune in on GTV, Channel 3 to watch! We’ll be squiring them around our wonderful city throughout these two days. Wave if you see us!
America in Bloom Lexington is now officially a nonprofit organization, thanks to the hard work and diligence of our fearless leader, Ann Garrity. So let those dollars flow!