Department of Administration
Department of Administration
Department of Administration

State Capitol Announces Its Adopt-a-Flowerbed Project


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Administration announced today its Adopt-a-Flowerbed project at the State Capitol for this spring’s upcoming planting season. The program, which is an effort to encourage public and community involvement in the continuous beautification effort at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex, assigns specific flowerbeds to non-profit community and civic organizations on a first-come, first-served basis through an application process. More than 15 flowerbeds are available for adoption.

Adoption will be for one full growing season but may extend into multiple seasons. The duties of an Adopt-a-Flowerbed volunteer consists of preparing the bed(s), planting the flowers, weeding the flowerbed(s) at least weekly, pinching back spent blooms, and/or de-heading flowers 2-3 times per week. Volunteers must provide their own tools. In the fall, the volunteer organization will remove dead plants and rake the bed after the first hard frost.  Mums and/or pansies may be planted for the fall and winter seasons. If requested, an organization may apply to care for more than one flowerbed; square footage of the flowerbeds varies.

Each organization will be recognized with an Adopt-a-Flowerbed sign placed next to its assigned flowerbed(s) to recognize those volunteer organizations who have taken part of their members’ valuable time to work as our partners in keeping the State Capitol Complex beautiful.

The application deadline is December 31, 2014. For program guidelines and the official application package, please contact Grounds Manager John Cummings of the General Services Division at 304.957.7151 or e-mail


Diane Holley-Brown
(304) 558-0661