COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Springs in Bloom, an annual volunteer planting program, is encouraging local residents, clubs and businesses to adopt any of the approximately 50 flower beds located throughout Colorado Springs. Now in its 16th year, Springs in Bloom is managed by the Horticulture and Education Center, located in the City Greenhouse in Monument Valley Park. The City Greenhouse supplies more than 46,000 plants to this program.
“We are incredibly thankful to all of the generous individuals, businesses and service organizations who volunteer time to make our city a more beautiful place through Springs in Bloom,” said Donna Sanchez, city horticulturalist. “This is such a great program and a fun way to roll up your sleeves with friends, family or coworkers and give back to the community.”
The longest-running participant in the program is the Centennial Order of the Eastern Star, which has adopted the flower bed at the corner of Cascade and Willamette each year since 2004. In 2019, this group won a “Golden Trowel Award” for its excellent planting efforts. The Golden Trowels, a friendly competition between Springs in Bloom participants, are held each September.
To learn more about Springs in Bloom, including responsibilities, guidelines, available inventory and the application form, visit www.coloradosprings.gov/springsinbloom.