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The Downtown Canby Flower Basket Project, founded in 2006, is a community effort to provide flowering baskets and planters in the Downtown Core throughout the summer. Due to the generous efforts of the following organizations, along with Canby High Horticulture students and volunteers, the project is able to come in on budget. It expands beyond 2nd street to include Wait Park.


The plants that fill the 72 baskets and 24 planters are grown and planted by Canby High School Agriscience/Horticulture students during the first week of May. 

Participating Organizations:

Canby Business Development

Canby Livability Coalition

Canby Area Chamber of Commerce

Canby High School Agriscience/Horticulture

Canby Urban Renewal District

Clackamas County Tourism Development Council

Safeco Community Grants

City of Canby

Canby Garden Club

Phillips Soil Products, Bill Phillips


Thank you to our Horticulture students and many volunteers who make this project so successful. 


“A special thank you to the Agatha Andrus Memorial Flower Basket Fund”

The committee would also like to acknowledge the Andrus family for contributing to the project by establishing the Flower Basket Project Fund in honor of Agatha Andrus. Contributions to the fund will help to continue the Flower Basket program and can be made through the Canby Chamber. 

The “Garden Spot” truly lives up to its name during the summer season with the amazing floral display in the beautiful baskets and planters in the Downtown Canby core and around Wait Park. The hanging & potted flowers also serve as a “floral billboard” to show a healthy, thriving business core and serves as a backdrop for our summer concert series and community activities. Our hometown pride really shows not only for our residents, but also to our visitors and prospective businesses. 

The numerous letters of praise and support for the program that appear in the Herald throughout the year are a boost to everyone involved with the baskets. Thank you to everyone in the community who went out of their way to give such wonderful compliments in written notes or in person. 

For Downtown businesses who would like to continue the floral color continuity at their store fronts,  you can order baskets through Bev Doolittle at the Canby Chamber 503-266-4666. 


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