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'Floraffiti' brings plants with a message to downtown Raleigh

Posted June 4, 2018 4:06 p.m. EDT
Updated June 4, 2018 6:01 p.m. EDT

— An art project that started in Chapel Hill has taken root in Raleigh.

Floraffiti began in Chapel Hill and Carrboro back in 2013 when artist Carter Hubbard began planting clover to spell out words in public areas.

Now, the inspiring words are coming to downtown Raleigh.

"When you see a word...it's movement, it's growth, the future of downtown Raleigh. It gives you time to think about it and see where the future is going," said Bob Hagh, with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

You can find floraffiti around downtown at the following locations:

  • North Carolina State Capitol lawn (along West Edenton Street): Innovate, Create, Explore, Active Community
  • Saint Saviour’s Center (Tucker Street): Bloom, Thrive
  • Duke Energy for the Performing Arts (East South Street): Connect, Discover, Amplify
  • Nash Square (South Dawson Street): Grow, Relax, Play, Walk, Breathe, Pause
  • Duncan-Parnell (201 Glenwood Ave.): Inspire

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance says this is probably the peak week for the plants, but they should stay green through the month.