America in Bloom envisions 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.

America in Bloom Program

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.

America in Bloom sponsors an annual nationwide competition between participating communities throughout the United States and educational programs. Communities receive top overall awards, based on their size. The program is designed to bring people from every demographic together to create meaningful, visible, constructive projects, by combining efforts of residents, businesses, and local government.

Communities are judged on six criteria:

1. Floral Displays – Attracting Attention with Colorful Plants

2. Landscaped Areas – Designed, Trees, Shrub, Turf, and Perennial Plantings

3. Urban Forestry –

4. Heritage – Preserving You Past for Future Generations

5. Environmental Efforts – Sustainable Development and Awareness

6. Best Idea