City of venice beautification


VABI is a 501(C)(3) Organization

Venice Area Beautification, Inc. in Venice prides itself on supporting the Arts. For a list and location on all of VABI's Public Art please click below.


               Arboretum earns worldwide accreditation!

Twenty-five Florida arboretums and public gardens are on the Morton Register of Arboreta and of them, only six are accredited by ArbNet.

Venice’s Monty Andrews Arboretum is now one of the six. The arboretum is a project of Venice Area Beautification Inc. (VABI) and is also in the jurisdiction of the Parks Board & Venice City Council.

ArbNet, “the Interactive Community of Arboreta,” recently awarded the arboretum Level I accreditation. According to its website, “Level I arboreta are generally smaller, publicly accessible sites with at least 25 species of woody plants; one or a few employees or volunteers; a governing body; and an arboretum plan.”

“The arboretum that Monty and his team along with the Parks division have created is a fantastic asset to the city,” says Tree Program Administrator and City Arborist Jim Yelverton.

The park and arboretum are at 401 Pensacola Road, Venice.
By BOB MUDGE Gondolier Senior Writer Jun 1, 2019

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If you have seen our amazing volunteers on Thursday mornings, wearing their bright yellow shirts with KVB on them, and would like to join in... 

Venice In Bloom is another one of VABI's volunteer groups, they have done some amazing things...

Venice Area Beautification Inc. exists only because of the essential volunteers and sponsors that help VABI achieve the goals to make Venice a beautiful place to live, work, and play! 

venice in bloom

VABI Board is made up of 16 volunteers as board members and one staff coordinator. 

Meet our team: