The Town of Rockport is replete with natural beauty including vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, glacial wonders, and much more.
The Rockport Beautification Committee is a dedicated group charged with coordinating the planting and maintenance of Town gardens. The Committee plans and designs, purchases, prepares the beds, plants, weeds, waters, and otherwise maintains many gardens throughout the Town. The Committee also coordinates the activities of several clubs and neighborhood associations which maintain Town gardens. The Andrews Point Association, the Rockport Garden Club, and the Rockport Rotary plant and maintain gardens on public land. The Andrews Point Assoiciation also maintains the Atlantic Path. The large raised bed behind Town Hall continues to thrive with blooms into the late fall. At the side entrance to Town Hall, the daylily beds are an ongoing project. Pansies provide early color. The planters at Dock Square are a joint effort of the Beautification Committee and the Rockport Garden Club. Early bulbs contributed to the beautification of our Town center. The round planter at the railroad station was planted with a combination of Blue Victoria salvia, geraniums, licorice, and myrtle. Red King Humbert Canna Lillies with their exuberant blooms were a stunning centerpiece of the planter. Star Island is cleaned up and a haven for painters.
Landscaping at the Front Beach restrooms, including the planter box on the porch, is an ongoing project, with sand blowing up from the beach adding to the challenges of making this space attractive. Committee members often receive compliments from visitors on this facility.
The Committee actively seeks and welcomes new members. Many talents are needed. Stephanie Woolf, Chair Terry Duffy, secretary Martha Fint,a Christine Grenier, Fran Pierce, Betsy Giannoccaro, Amnon Goldman, Phinneas Kelly, Mary Mintz. Nina Samoiloff, and Mary Zivkovic are members of the Beautification Committee.