The Beautification Committee is a subcommittee of Planning and Zoning.  The Beautification Team:

  • develops and implements projects to improve neighborhood common greenspaces and to enhance neighborhood identification and pride of place.
  • maintains and improves 21 landscaped beds on Brook Road and 2 on Chamberlayne Avenue as of 2022, work initiated 6 years ago.
  • maintains a courtyard garden at Ginter Park Elementary School and continues a schoolyard tree project there.
  • supported homeowners on East and West Seminary Avenue to re-create their traffic islands, spring 2022.
  • completes the Annual Tree Survey and facilitates the neighborhood’s participation in the City of Richmond Adopt a Tree Program.

Volunteers who enjoy gardening, landscaping, outdoor projects and connecting with neighbors are appreciated. Contact a co-chair to volunteer.

Beautification Co-chairs, effective spring 2022, are Daniel Lawrence and Steve Welton. Dan manages the budget and administrative tasks, while Steve recruits Team members and leads Work Days.  Landon Woody is the Lead for all Ginter Park Elementary School projects. They can be reached at

Teresa McGurn Davis and Susan Rebillot lead the GPRA Tree Team, which coordinates neighborhood participation in the City Adopt a Tree Program and manages our relationships with City of Richmond Urban Forestry and Richmond Tree Stewards.  Contact them at

NOTE: The City Adopt a Tree Program is on hold for the Fall-Winter 2022-23 cycle due to the dissolution of their funding partner, EnRichmond. Urban Forestry is reorganizing the program, and is expected to accept applications in Summer 2023. Stay tuned for updates from our Tree Team.