Golden Streets

Bringing beauty and sustainability to the neighborhood

2021 Golden Streets

After a brief hiatus in 2020, Golden Streets is back in 2021! Learn more about this year’s theme, “Happy Habitats,” and enter to participate. 

About Golden Streets

The Golden Triangle BID hosts the Golden Streets competition each year for neighborhood property owners to showcase flowers and plants in beautifully-designed tree box displays. As the summer heat rolls in, these special boxes enhance the neighborhood with color and creativity.

In addition to bringing more beauty to the neighborhood, these displays highlight and encourage urban sustainability. Over the years, they have supported native and pollinator-friendly flowers and plants to create urban habitats for birds, bees, and butterflies in the city. Tree boxes delight passersby with vibrant blooms, lush greenery, and whimsical decorations.

The competition encourages the buildings to bring out their best landscaping ideas. Each year, the best landscaping designs are recognized through the Golden Streets awards program. Winning creations are selected by a panel of expert judges, which have included:

  • Ahmed Hassan, Certified Landscaper and former HGTV Host
  • Chuck Bell, NBC4 Meteorologist
  • Amelia Draper, NBC4 Meteorologist
  • Howard Bernstein, WUSA 9 Meteorologist
  • Alex Dencker, Horticulturalist, Smithsonian Institution
  • Bradley Evans, Horticulturalist, U.S. National Arboretum
  • Robin Nixon, Chief of Partnerships, U.S. National Park Service
  • Christopher Upton, Horticulturalist, U.S. National Arboretum
  • James Gagliardi, Supervisory Horticulturist, Smithsonian Institution
  • Bradford McKee, Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine
  • Luis Marmol, Horticulturist, Dumbarton Oaks
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