The primary goal of our Community Beautification program is to increase the perception of Ithaca and Tompkins County as an outstandingly beautiful community that is in sync with seasonal rhythms, that is easy for visitors to navigate, that is beautiful to live in and a joy to visit through the installation and maintenance of abundant plantings.
"Who painted your van?" and "Is this kale edible?" are just a couple of the questions our volunteers are asked. See more questions -- and answers -- here!
These gorgeous new planters were installed on The Ithaca Commons following the renovation of this popular public space in 2016.
At the east end of the Commons, several roads intersect in an area known as the tuning fork, forming three triangles of land: the Aurora St. Triangle, Sign Triangle and Zelkova Triangle.
Every year in early May, the Community Beautification Program offers downtown businesses the opportunity to have their containers planted with lovely and dramatic foliage and flowering plants.
Last updated September 8, 2021