- Beautifying Bucks County one flower at a time;
- Enhancing the local landscape for residents and visitors alike;
- Educating the community through programs and partnerships;
- Fostering pride with the splendor of blooming flowers.
It all began decades ago, when Robert and Joyce Byers observed how public gardens in Europe enhanced the beauty of many small towns and brought that concept home.
By 1990, along with Jack and Carol McCaughan, they started an initiative to beautify Bucks County by establishing Bucks Beautiful, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Bucks Beautiful’s mission is accomplished through coordinated events, grass root projects, educational programs and partnering with like-minded community organizations encouraging the development and enjoyment of public and private spaces with gardens throughout the County.
By working together with their community partners, Bucks Beautiful seeks to develop sustainable landscapes that are not only attractive, but will support and foster a healthier environment.
Their impact is most effective when more people get involved, whether in sponsoring events and programs, giving charitable donations, or literally getting down to earth by donning gardening gloves and creating new gardens.
Upcoming events include:
Educational Lecture Series
Bucks Beautiful has partnered with the Henry Schmieder Arboretum at Delaware Valley University to present Spring and Fall series of info-packed lectures led by regionally renowned gardening experts. Lectures are held at the Life Science Building.
Bulbs for Bucks Daffodil Tour – April through May
Bucks Beautiful has planted more than 1,300,000 daffodil bulbs in public areas throughout Bucks County. Enjoy the beautiful daffodil display throughout Bucks County during the springtime bloom season.
Spring Fling – April 7th
Enjoy a special evening dining in the ultimate in country elegance at the 2017 Bucks Beautiful Spring Fling held at the historic Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm. All proceeds from the evening, including their exciting silent and live auctions, benefit the Bulbs for Bucks and other community beautification programs.
The Kitchen & Garden Tour – June 11th
Join them for the 23rd Annual Kitchen & Garden Tour. This celebrated event showcases an exciting mix of properties, allowing the public to see some of Bucks County’s finest kitchens and gardens in and around Doylestown Borough.
For further information on these and other events or to learn the ways you can help Bucks Beautiful, contact them at 85 E. State Street, Doylestown, calling 215-340-3639, or visiting www.bucksbeautiful.org.
PHOTO CAP: Bucks Beautiful daffodils blooming at Hansell Park in Buckingham.