The flower van

The flower van used by the Beautification Brigade

Commons planters
Image by Martha Gioumousis

The planters on the Commons

Hardy Hibiscus at Sign Triangle

Hardy hibiscus blooming on Sign Triangle

Purity Point

The bright zinnias and sunflowers at Purity Point

Dryden Road

Iris blooming on Dryden Road

Public planting at Seneca Point, Community Beautification
Image by Dan Klein

Flowers at Seneca Point

Community Beautification

The Tompkins County Community Beautification Program was established in 2002 with funds from the Tompkins County Tourism Program and the Hotel Room Tax, an additional 5% paid by guests at local hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts to support tourism initiatives. The goal of the program is to improve the landscaping and appearance of places where tourists might go. Visit the pages in this section to see the many ways our program helps to make Tompkins County a more beautiful and welcoming place!

Click on the Strategic Plan to the left to learn more about Beautification and Tompkins County.


Martha Gioumousis
Community Beautification Program Manager
(607) 272-2292 ext. 123

Last updated November 28, 2019