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A2 Downtown Blooms Day

Join hundreds of volunteers to help beautify the City on Saturday morning, May 17, 2014 -  9-Noon at Liberty Plaza

Help keep Ann Arbor beautiful at the 26th Annual Downtown Blooms Day. Volunteers will plant flowers, mulch planters, and help spruce up the downtown areas. Interested individuals, families, youth groups, and other organizations are welcome to drop in on this event. To volunteer, please contact GIVE 365, 734.794.6230 extension 42510, or e-mail More information at

Girl Scout groups pre-register with the Girl Scout Heart of Michigan chapter c/o Erin at 734.971.8800.

Base Camp location for registration and lunch. We will meet at Liberty Plaza  between E. Liberty and S. Division.

Free event parking in the Library Lane parking structure on 5th Ave. between E. Liberty and E. William. (No free parking  is provided for on-street meters, surface lots, or in any other parking structures.)

Rain or shine--the event goes on! Our flats of flowers won't wait another week--and any natural water will be good for them. Downtown merchants will welcome you in their shops if you need to wait for a shower to pass.

  • Volunteers check in between 9-9:30 a.m. The event will conclude between 11 a.m.-noon.

  • Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt from Underground Printing and the State Street Association.

  • Please bring or fill out a Volunteer waiver form (pdf)


  • A free pizza lunch from Pizza House for volunteers will follow the activities.

  • Supplies will be provided for planting flowers throughout downtown, please bring your own gardening gloves and trowel if you have one.

  • Please dress for the weather. The event will proceed, rain or shine!

  • In addition to planting flowers, we will be tending tree beds with pruning and mulching.

  • Thank you very much for your help.

Super thanks to this event's MAJOR SPONSORS!

 Many thanks to the following PARTNERS of the A2 Downtown Blooms Day volunteer event:

ALSO: The same Saturday is also the annual kick-off day for Ann Arbor’s volunteer Adopt-A-Park program. For more information, please consult or phone 734.794.6627.

And this Saturday is usual the same day for Ypsilanti's P.R.I.D.E. Day. Please follow this web link for more information on that volunteer event!

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Many thanks to our 2013 volunteer groups, including:

2|42 Kids Care Club (Check out how much fun they had at the 2013 event!)

Circle K

Girl Scouts: Heart of Michigan Chapter

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

U-M International Students & Scholars

Plus MANY individuals and families.  

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