The New London Beautification Committee is very excited to announce two new initiatives this season in an effort to further encourage gardening in New London. The first initiative is a Plant Give-Away that will be held on Sunday, May 20 from 11:00-2:00 at Ocean Beach Park. Plants from Beautification sites around town as well as members’ own gardens will be available on a limited first come, first served basis until the supply runs out. The Give Away will be a rain or shine event, and Beautification members will be available for advice regarding care of the plants.
The second initiative to encourage gardening in New London came about because Beautification was aware that its annual awards presented to local businesses didn’t include all the beautification efforts going on throughout the city. A “Thank You” campaign has been created to recognize both homeowners and businesses trying to improve New London’s appearance. Noteworthy gardening efforts that come to Beautification’s attention will receive postcards in the mail thanking the residents or business owners for doing their part to beautify New London. If you would like to draw attention to a beautifully executed planter by a business’s entrance or to a delightfully landscaped yard, please contact Beautification through its website: nlbeautification.org or contact Tita Williams at 860-443-9694.