Babies, Trees and Girl Scouts!

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 a weekly basis.

Fayette County needs to ramp up its Urban Canopy due to losses in large and small trees over the last several years due to disease and aging of its trees. Getting more trees into the landscape, in municipal, corporate and residential areas is one of America in Bloom-Lexington’s major goals.

DSCN4597To prepare for the first week of Babies & Trees, program organizers Victoria Meyer and Nic Williamson were thrilled Tracy Durham-Beall and her young and enthusiastic Scouts got together with them to put tree packages together. 150 trees, enough for a couple of weeks, were assembled.

Another session is set for Monday, April 17th at 5pm.For more information, please contact Nic Williamson, UK Urban Forest Initiative, at 859-351-2369.


Lexington is a 5 Bloom City!

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 possesses the essence of Southern culture, charm, history and hospitality.

Judges Katy Moss Warner and Meg Whitmer felt they had received a warm welcome, gracious hospitality, and thorough, well-planned tour. They felt Lexington’s pride showed throughout the community with volunteers and partners working together to make our city a special and unique destination.

Lexington will host the America in Bloom Symposium in 2018, providing us with an exceptional opportunity to showcase and celebrate all of the wonderful things that make Lexington a 5-bloom city.