Blooms on Broad

Blooms on Broad is an initiative of the Community Foundation to build a better downtown with natural beauty. The Community Foundation has partnered with the City of Rome, the Downtown Development Authority, and the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce to install and maintain planters of seasonal flowers and other ornamental plants along Broad Street to add color and natural beauty to downtown Rome. The first 12 planters were installed at the corner of Broad Street and Second Avenue in May 2019. Now, we need your help to expand Blooms on Broad to every intersection of Broad Street.

These planters will be a community asset and will add value to downtown Rome for years to come.

You could be a part of transforming the look of downtown Rome by sponsoring a planter. Your contribution will help install a planter and provide plants, watering, and weekly maintenance for years to come.

Donor Levels


Prominent recognition plaque at four corners on Broad Street; profile on the Community Foundation’s website; prominent listing in all publicity


Prominent recognition plaque at one corner on Broad Street; prominent listing in all publicity

$2,000 Gold Leader

Recognition plaque at one large planter; listing in dedication program

$1,750 Silver Leader

Recognition plaque at one medium planter; listing in dedication program

$1,500 Bronze Leader

Recognition plaque at one small planter; listing in dedication program


Listing in dedication program

Patron Level

Denise & David Newby

The Finnell Firm in honor of Becky Chesnut

The Erwin Family

The Saville Family in memory of Mr. Albert Cecil Briley, Jr.

The Watters Family in memory of Helen and Tom Watters

Jill and Dan Pate in honor of Tom and Clare Harvey

Terri Huffman Watters and Rocky Huffman in memory of Jo Huffman

Woodford Clothing

Riverside Gourmet

In honor of Andrea Jones

In honor of Joel Snider

Lou Dempsey and Mary Emmilyn Dempsey Dean in memory  of Emmilyn New Dempsey 

Gold Leader Level

Alden & Armin Maier

Corinne & Doug Shows

Earl and Carolyn Tillman, Tamara Tillman Smathers, and Denise Dooley Rowland in memory of Gary Tillman and Hannah Tillman

Frank Barron, Jr., Frank Barron, III, and Rebekah Barron Montgomery in memory of Anne Barron

Cheryl and John Bishop

Angie & Jim Hunter, Max & Sara Berry, Bambi & Bob Berry in memory of Mark Berry
Bronze Leader Level

Beth and Scott Smith & Tripp and Jennifer Bagby in honor of Pat and Wright Bagby

Anonymous in honor of Nancy Knight

Villa Hizer in memory of Joel Sulzbacher

Redmond Regional Medical Center

Hardy Realty & Development Company

Suzy and Pete Gilbert in memory of Mary and Warren Gilbert    

The J. Paul Ferguson Family

Joan & Paul Brock in memory of Judge and Mrs. Robert G. Walther   

Seven Hills Garden Club 

Living & Giving in memory of Penny Mitchell Burton      

Friend Level

Barb & John Beninato

Pam & Russ Gates

Mountain View Garden Club

Harvest Moon Cafe

Cheryl and Joe Burch