Martin Beautiful

The Martin Beautiful committee is a citizen committee of the City of Martin created in 2000 to lead the community’s
beautification efforts.

  • * Martin Beautiful oversees the maintenance of various public spaces throughout Martin through the committee’s Adopt-a-Site program.
  • * Martin Beautiful presents garden seminars and creates beautification projects annually.
  • * The primary purpose of Martin Beautiful is to raise awareness of issues affecting the community’s appearance.

To see a list of current committee member visit Board and Committees.




Adopt-a-Site Program:


Do you want to help beautify Martin?  Join the ranks of dozens of volunteers who have already committed to making our town more attractive by adopting a public landscaped site.  Simply fill out the Adopt-A-Site Program Application and Agreement and return it to Martin City Hall.  You can choose your own site or we can offer suggestions of sites in need of adoption.  Below is a list of sites that have already been adopted.  For more information, contact Brad Thompson at 731.587.3126.

Thank you to all our Adopt-A-Site volunteers.  We appreciate all you do to help beautify Martin!

 Adopt-a-Site Locations:

Fredrick St. median, near The Lindell | Adopted by  Keith Cursey family

Flowerbed at University/Lovelace St. | Adopted by Dr. Elaine Harriss

Industrial Park Entrance | Adopted by MTD Products Inc.

Median in parking lot near City Hall | Adopted by Edward Jones & Co.

Flowerbed at The Sideline | Adopted by The Sideline

Flowerbed near library, on Main St. | Adopted by Scott, Lora, Blaine McDonald

Flowerbed SE of library on Main St. | Adopted by Donnie Walker

Historic Martin Sign Entrance | Adopted by NWTN Local Food Network 

Dustin Laird, Hawks Rd/Dustin Laird Dr. | Adopted by Billy Laird (Sabrina Bates)

Brian Brown Greenway | Adopted by Peach Grove Nursery

Brian Brown Greenway | Adopted by Rotary Club

Flowerbed between Sideline and Shoe Shack | Adopted by The Shoe Shack- Bennie Castleman

Welcome to Martin sign, West side | Adopted by Optimist Club

Welcome to Martin sign, East side | Adopted by MTD Products Inc.

Vickie’s Designer Touch Flowerbed | Adopted by Vickie White

Poplar Falls Park | Adopted by Master Gardeners & Front-center part, Girl Scouts

Festival Park Flag Pole | Adopted by [Obion County] Master Gardeners

Flowerbed on Central St. | Adopted by Rolling Thunder Chapter

Miles Chapel Church | Adopted by Jo Ann Carter

Pearl Hayes Memorial | Adopted by Dr. Wesley Totten

Carolyn and Gary Brown, Strand and Broadway | Adopted by Carolyn Brown

Willis Brown Site, Fulton St./Hyndsver Rd. | Adopted by JoAnn Carter

Charlie Moore Memorial | Adopted by Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Long site facing University St. behind State Farm | Adopted by State Farm, Scott Taylor

Weldon Park caboose | Adopted by  Brian Moore and Martin Public Works




Annual Martin Beautiful Awards: The 2021 award submissions will be taken June 7-25 2021.The Martin Beautiful Committee will judge the nominated sites within two weeks after June 25th and determine the winners. 

Do you know someone with a beautiful front yard or well kept business? This is their time to shine! The Martin Beautiful Committee is accepting nominations for the annual Martin Beautiful Awards.  Awards are given to owners who have demonstrated the greatest efforts to beautify their property during the year. Award categories include Churches, Residences (Two Winners), Multiple Residences, Business/Commercial, and Adopt-A-Site. Nominations can be made by phone, please leave a message at 731-588-2507 or by email at [email protected]
Please include the address, owner’s name, and a phone number if possible. The Martin Beautiful Committee will judge nominated sites between June 25-July 19, 2021. Winners following the decision vis local media. 

Rules for the nominations are as follows:

Last year’s winners are ineligible.
Nominations of Martin sites can be made by anyone in the community.
A committee or third party can make nominations.
Landscape of the front and back yards, not architecture, is to be considered.
The property with the majority of Martin Beautiful Committee votes in its category will be selected.