Each year, hundreds of thousands of blooms grace Frankenmuth’s streets, businesses, homes, and parks in more than 200 formal gardens. Working through the City’s horticulturist and the Department of Public Works, the CBC funds the hanging baskets, curb side petunias and other specialty locations. More than 300 hanging baskets are on display between May and September. Working with its partners at the Downtown Development Authority and the City Parks and Recreation Department, public areas in town are planted with perennials, annuals, shrubs, and bushes to make landscapes pop with color. Most public areas including the hanging baskets are irrigated with a computer-run system, more than six miles long. In areas without irrigation, the committee funds a watering truck that waters and fertilizes as needed over the growing months.
Frankenmuth’s private gardens at businesses and residences are a bonus for community beauty. Community pride extends from Main Street through carefully manicured neighborhoods. Overall, the look is breathtaking and the pride of all Frankenmuth residents.