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Larchmont’s Green New Deal

Larchmont Avenue “landscape”

Those beautiful plantings all over Larchmont’s downtown areas — flowers, vines and palm trees all over town are the donated work of Larchmont Nurseries.

Helping to draw business back to local restaurants after months of closures, and taking advantage of summer weather, the lush vegetation creates a pleasant barrier for  “Larchmont al Fresco,” the local effort to create outdoor dining spaces.

The Nursery has installed flowers and other plants to help create screens for seating in front of restaurants like Wasabi, Bradley’s, Larchmont Tavern, Rio Bravo and along Chatsworth Avenue between Palmer Avenue and the Larchmont Metro North train station.

“I plan to do more, but all my wholesalers are out of pots because the factories were closed for three months,” says Joanne Grossman of Larchmont Nurseries.

Larchmont Avenue, evening, August 2, 2020

She thinks of her crew as the “secret planters,” who also beautified the traffic island at Weaver Street and Murray Avenue, and installed a 20-foot Spruce tree at the fire house near Constitution Park last February, so that Christmas Trees weren’t cut every year.

“It makes for such a cozy feeling,” said one diner on Larchmont Avenue recently, “it’s an amazing undertaking. It feels like a real restaurant district.”




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Caroline Birenbaum
Caroline Birenbaum
August 14, 2020 8:50 PM

Have you considered making these planters a pollinator pathway?

Christine Manzi
Christine Manzi
August 4, 2020 10:22 AM

Joanne has been a precious member and contributor to our community for so many years!!!!Thank you!!!

joe b
joe b
August 4, 2020 10:03 AM

Joanne you are such a showoff ~ 😁
Keep up the great work ~

Lorraine Walsh
Lorraine Walsh
August 4, 2020 8:41 AM

Heartfelt thanks to Joanne for all she has done and continues to do to beautify Larchmont!

Bubba Fanelli
Bubba Fanelli
August 4, 2020 8:26 AM

Larchmont Nursery, thank you for keeping our business district in the green.

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