Bloom: The DBA Flower Program
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers! The feeling we get when we walk on the sidewalks overflowing with blooms is incomparable! To cultivate a beautiful, bloom-filled Brattleboro in the warmer months, DBA budgets $23k for all the flowers downtown for 3 seasons. We are fortunate to have Dick DeGray vision, plan and execute all of the arrangements.
He tirelessly makes it all happen with a lot of love for this town and a truck. In 2021, the old flower mobile broke down and we had to fundraise for a new one. We raised $29,310 to support the costs of the new (used) truck and Bloom as a whole. In 2020 we partnered with the town’s Work Today program to support Dick with hired hands. Also in 2020 we fundraised more than $11,000 from our community through $1 donation up to a generous donor of $7,000. Needless to say, this program is growing and we are so grateful for all of the love.
Thank you to everyone who has sponsored Bloom – it wouldn’t be possible without you!
Just how many?
Our flowers bloom beginning May-November with 95 glorious buckets adding color and vibrancy, along with 30 hanging baskets, 20 racks, and 23 large window boxes.
Our flowers showcase our community pride and resiliency during these challenging times.
Make a Donation
Our beloved program relies purely on the property owners contribution to DBA and individual & business contributors to make this effort possible. Donations help cover costs for the plants, barrel acquisition, watering, maintenance, and the DBA flower truck.
We can’t do this without your support, please join in to ensure that the flowers remain a beautiful addition to our downtown community during the spring, summer and fall season. Any gift amount is greatly appreciated.
Your donation is tax deductible due to our 501(c)(3) non-profit status; our Federal ID is 03-0358074.
Downtown Brattleboro Alliance
PO Box 961
Brattleboro, VT 05301