For several years, the Westborough Economic Development Committee (EDC) has partnered with the Westborough Garden Club to run the Downtown Beautification Program, which is a vehicle for local business and residents to help beautify the downtown area through the placement of well-maintained flower boxes around the Rotary.
Together, the Garden Club and the EDC are responsible for the planning, procurement, planting, watering, and maintenance of 24 flower boxes lining our sidewalks downtown. Every year, once the weather warms up, the Westborough Garden Club starts planting for the downtown flower boxes. Typically, the flower boxes go out around Memorial Day weekend and come down before the Thanksgiving holiday. This timeline may vary due to weather in a given year.
Flower boxes are sponsored by residents, local businesses, and community members. The initial cost to sponsor a flower box, which includes planter, personalized plaque, and flowers for the first year is $450 and is $200 for soil, fertilizer, and plants each year thereafter.
Thank you to our sponsors from the 2022 season:
PENTA Communications, Inc.
Adam Boyce, Sotheby's Realty
Westborough Civic Club
Gary Kelley, Realtor
Law Offices of William R. Bloom
Pickering and Son/Westborough Funeral Home
Aileen and Michael Barretti
Westborough Lions Club
Winthrop and Charlotte Spinney
Ian and Maureen Johnson
David and Jody Fredman
Diane and Mark Booher
Middlesex Savings Bank
Central One Federal Credit Union
Shear Transformation Salon, Inc.
McGoldrick Family/Green Thumb
Knights of Columbus Council 85/John Boyle O' Reilly
Luanne Crosby and R. Christopher Noonan
Are you interested in sponsoring a flower box?There are currently 24 flower boxes and room for more businesses or individuals to sponsor beautiful flower boxes in the downtown area. Give your business extra exposure or personally honor someone while beautifying the heart of our community at the same time. We will do the rest of the work! The initial cost to sponsor a flower box, which includes planter, personalized plaque, and flowers for the first year is $450 and is $200 for soil, fertilizer, and plants each year thereafter. Please email Maureen Johnson from the Westborough Garden Club by Friday, May 12, for more information about how to sponsor a flower box for the 2023 season.
If funds raised in any year exceed the cost of the program, they may be used for other beautification efforts in the downtown area.