Golden Streets 2017

“Hot, Hot, Hot”

The winners have been announced! Congratulations to Best in Design winner “Oasis in the Concrete Jungle” at 1900 K St. and Best in Sustainability winner “Flight of the Bumblebees”  at 1025 Connecticut Ave.

Golden Triangle BID hosts the Golden Streets competition each year for property owners to showcase flowers and plants in beautifully-designed tree box displays. This year as the “Hot, Hot, Hot” summer rolls in, these special boxes enhance the neighborhood with color and creativity. The best time to view the boxes in full bloom will be between June 19 and 30.

Find the boxes on the map then visit and enjoy the incredibly landscaped tree boxes designed by the participants in the 2017 competition:

  • 1. 1120 Connecticut Avenue – “Good Vibrations II”
  • 2. 1150 Connecticut Avenue – “Good Vibrations I”
  • 3. 1211 Connecticut Avenue – “Tropical Paradise”
  • 4. 1250  Connecticut Avenue – “Ring of Fire”
  • 5. 1145 17th Street – “Blazing Hot”
  • 6. 1025 Connecticut Avenue – “Flight of the Bumblebees”
  • 7. 900 17th Street – “Like a Heat Wave”
  • 8. 800 17th Street – “Red Hot Chili Peppers”
  • 9. 1750 H Street – “Wonders of Nature”
  • 10. 1776 Eye Street – “Tickled Pink”
  • 11. 1899 Pennsylvania Avenue – “1899 Penn Fierce Inferno Desire”
  • 12. 1900 K Street – “Oasis in the Concrete Jungle”
  • 13. 2055 L Street – “Fire and Rain”
  • 14. 1901 L Street – “Feverishly Fantastic”
  • 15. 1140 19th Street – “Hawaiian Sunrise”
  • 16. 1146 19th Street – “The Heat is On”
  • 17. 1900 M Street – “Sunburst”
  • 18. 1150 18th Street – “Fanciful Spring”
  • 19. 1801 K Street – “Some Like it Hot”

The Judges

On June 28, once the flower boxes are in full bloom, the judges will walk the streets of the Golden Triangle and choose winners for Best in Design and Best in Sustainability. This year, the judges range from garden aficionados to those who have based their career around gardening, landscaping and design:

  • Chuck Bell, NBC4 Meteorologist
  • James Gagliardi, Smithsonian Institution
  • Alex Dencker, Smithsonian Institution
  • Kathryn Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine
  • Luis Marmol, Dumbarton Oaks

The Great Pineapple Hunt

Area workers, local residents, and students can join in on the fun with an interactive scavenger hunt game for two weeks leading up to the winners being announced. Each day we will hide a giant pineapple in a different tree box participating in the competition. All you have to do is find it, snap a selfie and post it on Twitter or Instagram with #GoldenStreets to be entered to win a $50 gift card! Remember, you must be following us on Twitter and/or Instagram in order for your entry to be valid. Happy searching!

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