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 done … Continue 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 you … Continue 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
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 peas … Continue reading Spring!!!
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!