Adopt-a-Flowerbed

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The Adopt-a-Flowerbed program provides individuals or organizations a perfect opportunity to beautify local surroundings, create community spirit, and install a sense of pride and accomplishment as flowers bloom, attracting, birds and butterflies.

Please help beautify the City of Idaho Falls by adopting a flowerbed this spring/summer!  Every year, the City of Idaho Falls relies on the help of volunteers to plant and care for 14 different flowerbeds around the City.  Volunteers will design their flowerbed based upon the flowers grown in the the Maxine Elliot Greenhouse located in Rosehill Cemetery.  

More about Maxine Elliott Kussy HERE

Program Commitment: 
Once a week or as needed, volunteer(s) commit to tending to flowerbed by weeding and dead heading plants.  If volunteer(s) are unable to maintain flowerbed the adopter must notify the City of Idaho Falls Horticulturist immediately (please do not wait for plants to become overrun with weeds and dying) and the City will take over maintenance of the bed.  

Steps to Adopt: 
1.) Fill out Adopt-a-Flowerbed Application and submit to [email protected]
2.) Sign Volunteer Waiver (submitted with application)
3.) Park's Staff will notify you of your approved/denied application
4.) If accepted, you will setup a date in late May or early June to pick up Flowers
5.) Plant flowers and Begin maintaining flowerbed

Additional Information:
The City of Idaho Falls Park's Department will supply adopters with:
- Flowers
- Garbage Bags
Any other items volunteer may need, must be provided by the volunteer.  

List of Flowerbeds:
1.) Fielding Mural: South end of the Fielding Cemetery
2.) Fielding Circle: In the middle of the Cemetery
3.) Fielding Triangles
4.) Rosehill Fountain: Old part across bridge
5.) Rosehill Corner: Corner of Rollandet and 21st
6.) Rosehill 21st Street entrance
7.) City Hall: Parking Lot Raised Beds
8.) Native American Totem: North Tourist Park across from Burger King
9.) West Bank: Across from Hotel on the Falls
10.) Shriners Rose Bed: by Ice Arena
11.) Community Park Rock: Middle of park
12.) Tautphaus Park Memorial Bed: by the old barn
13.) Freeman Park Memorial Beds: Sides on Veteran's Memorial
14.) Aquatic Center: Main front entrance

CONTEST
Volunteers are invited to participate in our OPTIONAL Adopt-a-Flowerbed Contest.  The contest is meant to be fun and lighthearted.  Those wishing to participate can check a box on their application.  Additional information about the contest will be provided once application is approved.   


The three contest categories that the flowerbeds will be judged on are as follows:
  • 1st and 2nd place for Best-Maintained Flowerbeds
  • 1st and 2nd place for Best-Designed Flowerbeds
  • Grand Prize for Best of Show
*Various members of the community will judge the flowerbeds

If you want to participate please contact Lee or Brandon 208-612-8316 and we will give you all the details.

Donations


Help beautify our downtown by donating to our beautiful hanging baskets. To donate, call 208-612-6316.