Join us in our efforts to beautify our vibrant downtown!
Basket sponsors are displayed all summer long on a vibrant sign paired with each sponsored basket.
The Flower Baskets are Downtown’s Most Popular Beautification Program
We are incredibly proud of this thriving program, bringing vibrant beauty and life to the sidewalks downtown.
Very much like our downtown small business community, the downtown flower baskets are quite resilient, flourishing through Montana’s changing seasons and inclement weather. the Business Improvement District (BID) has grown the downtown flower basket program to 185 hanging baskets, overflowing with colorful petunias. Each spring, the baskets seeded and nurtured with care by a local grower at Garden Avenue Greenhouse, and once mature, they are hung throughout the streets of downtown Billings, signaling for many the start of Summer.
The BID Street Team dedicates a significant amount of time each year to support the flower basket program with a daily watering regiment that can take up to five hours on extra warm days. The baskets hang within the Business Improvement District’s 8 mile Clean boundary and use about 150 gallons of water each day.
The flower basket program is funded by our team here at the Downtown Billings Alliance through several fundraising sources; individual community member donations, business/organization contributions, seasonal basket sponsorships, and the green parking meter program. Did you know each time you park and pay at a green meter, a portion goes toward beautification of downtown Billings?
The funds from these programs and sponsorships help us reach the flower basket program’s annual fundraising goal of $20,000.