Summer Brings Downtown Flower Baskets

Summer Brings Downtown Flower Baskets
August 10, 2023 Lise Grato

One of the hallmarks of  Downtown Albany is the beautiful hanging flower baskets. Visitors and locals often comment on the beauty and joy they bring as they stroll or drive through our Downtown.


Albany Downtown Association’s Design Committee is able to provide these fantastic baskets thanks to our wonderful sponsors, amazing volunteers, dedicated watering staff and city partners.


Our 2023 sponsors include:


Platinum Sponsors ($1200+)

  • AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home
  • Coastal Farm & Ranch
  • Lepman Properties
  • The Natty Dresser
  • Oare & Associates Realty
  • Reid Realty
  • RSM Investments
  • Russ Tripp
  • Xtreme Grafx


Gold Sponsors ($600+)

  • Albany Civic Theater
  • Burcham’s Metals
  • Foundry Lofts
  • Gamberetti’s Italian Restaurant
  • Montgomery Park
  • Sid Stevens Jewelers Inc.
  • Ronald Strong
  • Ticor Title
  • Visiting Angels Albany


Adopt-A-Basket sponsors ($180+)

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, City Delivery Service, Riley Corrado, Embrace Kindness Bodywork, Laura Hyde, Sharon Konopa, Madeline MacGregor, Mike McLain,  No Dinx, Jessica Pankratz, Richard & Liisa Reid, Smith & Company, Nicole Thompson, Peter Troedsson and Two0nine Management.


Early in the year, our beautiful flowers are planted by Bauman Farm & Garden in their hothouses in Gervis. The starts are grown in our EarthPlanters self-watering planters. These planters generally allow us to water the baskets every other day. Before upgrading to EarthPlanters, our watering staff had to double water on hot days working in high heat. Now daily watering is sufficient even on the hottest days.


Volunteers hang the baskets in May, and the watering attendants water and feed them through the summer. Volunteers return in the fall to retire the flowers, and ADA’s planters are picked up by Bauman’s, ready for planting the next year.


We invite you to join our amazing group of sponsors in supporting our 2024 season.


To learn more about our program, call our office at (541) 928-2469 or visit our website,