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Beautifying our County since 1960

Newton White Mansion

The Prince George’s County Beautification Committee is a volunteer organization.

It was designated to be an official part of the Prince George’s County Government in 1965. Read a detailed history here. Members included landscape architects, horticulturalists, arborists, garden club participants, non-profit leaders and interested members of the community - this is still the case today. You can find our current list of committee members here.


Trees enhance our communities environmentally as well as visually, and they are increasingly important to our future in this time of climate change.  Our mission has broadened to include nurturing beautification projects from small home gardens to large public plantings across the County.  Our two signature events, Arbor Day and the Beautification Awards, involve hundreds of children and residents every year.

We host the County Arbor Day celebration at a local elementary school. The committee and volunteers from government departments and non-profits plant trees with each class of students. Many agencies partner with us in this effort.

We began with a simple yet powerful idea: planting trees.


Arbor Day Celebrations

From early spring, county residents, community groups, municipalities and landscape contractors enter the County Beautification Awards Program.

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Golden Trowel winner

Beautification Awards

Through this Program, Prince George’s County honors those who have contributed to the community through excellence in gardening and landscaping.

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