Golden Streets 2020

Registration now open for Golden Streets…

If you are property manager at a commercial property located in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, we invite you to sign up below for our annual tree box landscaping contest.

The 2019 Golden Streets contest was a big success: a record-breaking number of participants (47 buildings!) created gardens with pollinator-friendly plants in more than 260 tree boxes across the central business district. Together, we proved that beautifying our neighborhood can also be beneficial to the environment! Learn more about the winners here.

We will continue the theme Pollinator Habitat next year through our partnership with Smithsonian Gardens. Tree box designs created with pollinator-friendly plants do not require larger budget commitments than other designs – it’s all about plant choice. Smithsonian Gardens will present design tips and ideas early next year.

As in years past, Golden Streets will take place in the summer, with judging day occurring late June. The full schedule will become available soon.

Why You Should Participate

By participating in Golden Streets, you will help beautify your property and the Golden Triangle neighborhood while adding to the sustainability of downtown Washington. Your Golden Streets tree box design can cost the same as your standard tree box creations. All landscaping displays will be featured in the Golden Streets marketing campaign which will increase visibility of your property. As in years past, we will recognize the best tree box designs through the Golden Streets Awards program and additional prizes.

In 2019 programs like Golden Streets helped the Golden Triangle reach LEED Platinum, the highest level of LEED certification, by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first BID in the world to be certified through the LEED for Communities program.

Sign Up Today!

Awards Categories

  • Best in Design
  • Best in Sustainability
  • Best Tiny Tree Box
  • Best New Entry

Event Schedule: to be announced!

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Yiyang D’Allaird.

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