America in Bloom envisions communities across the country as welcoming and vibrant places to live, work, and play - benefitting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting pride through volunteerism.
America in Bloom promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements.
America in Bloom is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and contributions to AIB are tax deductible.
Participants experience better cooperation among municipal, commercial and residential sectors because everyone works toward a common goal. They enjoy visible results. Via the national symposium and awards, they have information and cultural exchanges with neighboring, national and international communities.
As one mayor said, "We first thought it was about flowers. But it is about seeing our community and our residents bloom in so many ways."
To participate, a registration fee must be submitted by February 28. The fee depends on the entrants' population or type of entity (i.e., business district, etc.).