Purity Point
Image by Martha Gioumousis

Yellow Foxtail Lilies bloom with red Canna at Purity Point.

city hall
Image by Martha Gioumousis

A rare Monarch Butterfly visits the Butterfly Weed at City Hall.

A row of container planters on the Commons.
Image by Martha Gioumousis

More than 70 of these planters beautify the Commons.

Ithaca Public Plantings

Each day, hundreds of people pass the plantings maintained by the Community Beautification program, and we receive many questions about the types of plants that are growing in them. These pages will present photos and descriptions of some of the plants we grow and information about what goes into the plants we choose.

Last updated July 26, 2019