Beautification Program

In recent years, residents and organizations have taken a heightened interest in enhancing the landscape plantings of public property. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Landscape Management Division offers a Beautification Program to coordinate and assist in these efforts, which have proven to be an asset to the community.


  • ​Location: All planting must be done on public property, such as grounds of public buildings, public schools, parks, entrances t​o subdivisions, and street tree planting on medians.
  • Funding: The applicant is responsible for providing the total funds for requested plant materials. Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation will, in turn, provide all necessary labor and associated horticultural materials, which usually exceeds the cost of the plant material itself. Checks should be made payable to Treasurer, City of Virginia Beach, and forwarded to the Landscape Management Division before the plant materials can be purchased.
  • Purchasing: The Division accepts responsibility for purchasing plant materials, which are purchased at wholesale cost.
  • Scheduling: Generally, beautification projects are scheduled on a seasonal basis from the first of November through the end of March.
  • Maintenance: The maintenance of completed beautification projects becomes the responsibility of the applicant, except for those areas that are currently maintained or are scheduled to be maintained by the Landscape Management Division.


The Beautification Req​uest Form below must be submitted for approval. You will be contacted for a detailed sketch of the proposed planting. Please have this ready upon submitting your application. The applicant will be notified as soon as the application has been processed. Design concepts and selection of plant materials are subject to approval.​

Virginia Beach Beautification Commission

The City of Virginia Beach is fortunate to have a viable, non-profit, state-chartered beautification commission whose activities are directed to the encouragement of beautification programs for the betterment of our community.

An excellent rapport has been established between the commission and the City, where combined efforts and resources have been directed toward mutually established goals. We anticipate continued involvement in joint beautification efforts in the future.

Citizens interested in obtaining membership in this progressive, volunteer organization are encouraged to contact the commission:

Virginia Beach Beautification Commission
P. O. Box 1052, Virginia Beach, VA 23451