Rochester Garden Club Announces Winner of Beautification Award

Club member Joyce Murphy awards Mayor Barnett the annual Beautification Award

Living in the Rochester area is a pleasure for many reasons, great schools, the many parks and trails, and a vibrant downtown loaded with shops and restaurants. There is another feature about the Rochester area that makes it so livable, the pleasing landscaping throughout the community in both the commercial and public areas. Each year, the Rochester Garden Club identifies the grounds and gardens that are most outstanding and bestows its annual Beautification Award. This year the winner is the City of Rochester Hills for its outstanding landscaping of two traffic circles on Tienken Road, one by Stony Creek High School and the other at Washington and Runyon Roads.

The mayor of Rochester Hills, Brian Barnett, was happy to receive this recognition on behalf of the city and the people who worked so hard designing and building these traffic circles. “Each circle is designed to represent its location in the city,” said Mayor Barnett. “The one by Van Hoosen Farms, for example, has a nod to the historic nature of the area.” The city will be building two more traffic circles by the Yates Cider Mill along Dequindre Rd. One by the cider mill with have an apple theme and the other by the Clinton River will have an aquatic theme.

Eleven other locations throughout the area received letters of commendation for their landscaping efforts, including homeowner associations, restaurants and businesses. The combined efforts of all these individuals and city government helps to make the Rochester area a beautiful place to work and play.

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