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Saint John residents are invited to adopt a flowerbed


Flowerbeds across the city are available for gardening caretakers. Following the decision to temporarily suspend funding for annual planting due to COVID-19 cost recovery, the City of Saint John is turning to residents and businesses to adopt municipal flowerbeds to help beautify city streets and landscapes. This is an approach that has been used in other cities this summer, with some success.
Individuals, families, businesses or clubs who wish to adopt a flowerbed assume responsibility for the planting, maintenance, watering, end of season clean-up, and associated costs of a selected municipal flowerbed for the 2020 summer season. This includes the purchase of flowers, shrubs, soil, gardening tools, etc. All planting plans must be approved by the City’s Landscape Maintenance Service, who can also offer advice to help ensure a successful season.

Flowerbed adopters are encouraged to share photos of their flowerbeds by sending them to and on social media with the hashtag #MySaintJohn for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from the Saint John City Market. Each photo is considered one entry and the draw will take place on September 18.
It is recommended that end-of-season cleanup of the flowerbeds be completed before mid-October. The City of Saint John appreciates volunteer efforts from citizens and organizations as we continue to work through COVID-19 recovery. By working together, we are strengthening Saint John.

To find out more about available flower beds, or how the summer 2020 program works, residents are asked to contact the City’s parks department at

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