Urban Greening and Beautification

Gardens are not the only way to beautify neighborhoods – green spaces come in all shapes and sizes. City Green’s “Green Your City” program supports this idea by engaging community members and organizations in making a change in their local neighborhoods through urban greening and beautification projects. This can include the installation of flowers, trees, bulbs, butterfly gardens, or any other projects residents dream up to make their neighborhoods more beautiful.


Local residents can fill out a simple application to become a part of the Green Your City program and gain access to all the necessary supplies and resources needed to create new green spaces in their community including plants, trees, flowers, and other supplies.  

Participating community members develop an appreciation for the power of beauty and nature in urban neighborhoods and the possibilities created by taking an active part in enhancing your community.

The Greenest Place in Paterson Garden Contest

City Green’s annual garden contest has officially begun! The “Greenest Place in Paterson” contest celebrates the vision and hard work Paterson’s green thumbs and the gardens they have created around the city.  Contestants can enter their garden into one of sixteen categories such as Best Church Garden, Best Flower Garden, Rookie of the Year, and Most Creative. Over the coming months, City Green will visit each garden individually and evaluate the garden on a set of criteria including: general appeal, use of color, creative use of space, plant material and quality, and maintenance.

Please check back for the 2020 Application and details! 

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