We empower communities to beautify and improve the overall quality of life through our programs, grant opportunities, resources library, and more.
America in Bloom (AIB) promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements. We envision communities across the country as welcoming and vibrant places to live, work, and play – benefiting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting pride through volunteerism.
AIB was founded in 2001 by a group of horticulture industry professionals who developed the organization to connect people to the benefits of plants, trees, and flowers. But it quickly became apparent that real community development went beyond horticulture to include community vitality, heritage preservation, environmental efforts, and overall impression – all quality of life issues as well as economic drivers for communities.
Better Together: America in Bloom Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
America in Bloom commits to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias perceived or otherwise.
To accomplish this, we:
- Continue our commitment to nondiscriminatory and equal opportunity practices within all areas of our work.
- Seek opportunities to include divergent views and experiences.
- Respect the diverse set of life experiences brought to our mission by our board, leadership, staff, and volunteers.
- Encourage those we serve to consider differing viewpoints.
- Welcome new input on any means to improve.
- Strive to be as inclusive as possible.
Wherever you live, our programs are focused on improving the overall quality of life in your community. To date, more than 21 million people in nearly 300 communities have been impacted and transformed through their involvement in America In Bloom.
There are many ways to show your support and engage with our national beautification and improvement efforts. Local volunteers spread awareness and organize their communities. Interested in volunteering? Learn more.
Sponsorships, tax-free donations, auctions, and raffles fund our programs and activities. Interested in financially supporting America in Bloom? Learn more.
National volunteers lead our board and serve as Advisors. Interested in serving on the Board? Learn more.