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Beautification Commission Overview

Summer FlowersThe Northville Beautification Commission preserves and enhances the environment of the City of Northville through public awareness and recognition of outstanding beautification efforts. Through its vision and efforts, the commission also brings planting programs to public spaces and welcomes volunteers who wish to participate.

If you would like to volunteer to serve on the beautification commission, contact the City Clerk’s office at 248-349-1300 or apply online.

Meetings are held monthly, spring through fall (no meetings November – March).

Representatives from cities and townships throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties belong to the Beautification Council of Southeastern Michigan. The council holds educational meetings year-round, which strengthens the knowledge and expertise of Beautification Commission members.

The Commission was formed 50 years ago (Feb. 20, 1967) by city ordinance. It has blossomed since then with members’ ideas and green thumbs to practice conservation efforts and preservation of heritage plants and landscape areas. The group also serves as a way to socialize with friends and neighbors who like to garden.


28th Annual Beautification Awards luncheon celebrates lush gardens and landscaping of Northville Community businesses and offices

Gardens are at their finest in the summer but well-planned landscaping, enhanced by seasonal flowers and striking natural elements, provides beauty all year-long. The Beautification Commission of the City of Northville and of Northville Township came together on Sept. 26 for the annual Beautification Awards luncheon, sponsored by Northville Rotary Club.

Approximately 80 business owners, community leaders and others attended the event held at First Presbyterian Church on Main Street. The City’s Beautification Commission Chairperson Diane Pittaway provided a brief history of the organization, which is celebrating 50 years in 2017.

Does your business or municipal building have a unique, inviting look?

The City of Northville Beautification Commission (BC) is preparing to judge local businesses and municipal buildings on their ability to make the exterior of their facility “star quality” when it comes to greenery and flowers as well as decorative elements that make a statement – for those without greenspace.

Gazebo garden spot draws visitors in for a break

The site of the former artesian well at Northville Road, north of 7 Mile, serves as a gateway to the city and is now flourishing thanks to an appealing landscape design and a labor of love by volunteer gardeners.

Beautification commission enhances City with colorful flowers and plants

As you cruise through the city of Northville - on foot, on bike or by car - your eye is likely drawn to the colorful pots of flowers and in-ground plantings that grace every street in the downtown area and the entrances to this 149-year-old city.

Annual Beautification Commission luncheon honors the best gardens and landscape

The City of Northville and Northville Township co-hosted the 27th Annual Beautification Commission luncheon on Sept. 13 in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Northville to recognize and honor nearly 50 winners of beautification awards.