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Flower Baskets

The annual flower baskets hung on Melrose's Victorian lampposts are a tradition made possible by generous donations of business, organizations and residents. From May through late September, the Melrose Department of Public Works carefully maintains and waters the baskets so our business districts can bloom across many seasons. Please donate any amount you are able!

As the largest organization dedicated to economic activity in the City of Melrose, the Melrose Chamber of Commerce frequently receives comments about the City’s beautiful and bustling downtown, and how lucky we are to have several thriving business districts throughout our community. We are very fortunate to have a business community, alongside many individuals and civic leaders that continually give back to the City throughout the year, and in many ways.

One reason why Melrose’s business districts remain attractive is because of the hanging geraniums that adorn the Victorian lamp posts on Main Street, Essex Street, Franklin Street, West Emerson Street and West Wyoming Avenue, across several seasons. These baskets, which are hung on the lamp posts in early spring and last through early fall, have become symbols of the support given by the business community and individual residents.

The flower baskets are also another wonderful example of the collaborative relationship which exists between the City of Melrose, the Melrose business community and the Melrose Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber sincerely thanks the City of Melrose’s Public Works Department for hanging, caring for and maintaining the flower baskets. Without this support from the City, the program would not be possible.

The following are the businesses and individuals who contributed to this initiative in 2020. The Chamber is extremely grateful for their support in a year when so many businesses are hurting financially due to the pandemic. It is yet another example of our community coming together when we need it most. Please make sure you thank these business owners and community members who make Melrose “bloom” by patronizing them in the months ahead:

  • Beecy Bookkeeping
  • Jean Bell
  • Bell & Izzi, LLC
  • Richard and Carole Boutwell
  • Brad Hutchinson Real Estate
  • Capuano Construction Company
  • Century 21 Sexton & Donohue Realtors
  • Churchill Corporation
  • Dagle Electrical Construction Corporation
  • David Driscoll Consulting
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • Andrea Galvin
  • Gately Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Gray’s Appliance
  • Greenwood & Sons
  • Eileen Hamblin
  • Hinchey Brothers Plumbing, Inc.
  • Joseph S. Gulino, CPA
  • Jack and Ellie Kennaday
  • Anthony Koles
  • LCM Plus
  • Kate Lipper-Garabedian
  • Sue McNamara
  • Melrose Animal Clinic
  • Melrose Bank Foundation
  • Melrose Family Optometry
  • Melrose Family Y.M.C.A.
  • Melrose Glass Company
  • Melrose Lions Club
  • Melrose Oriental Rug
  • Melrose Symphony Orchestra
  • Miter Biter Frame Company
  • North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning
  • Promotional Solutions
  • Robinson Funeral Home
  • Chris and Emily Santillo
  • SDM Foundation
  • Sheffield Advisors
  • Sullivan & Clark, Attorneys at Law
  • T.F. Ward Insurance
  • The Bill Butler Group
  • The Grateful Thread
  • Waystack & Kirby, Attorneys at Law
  • Mike Zwirko
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