The Top 8 Most Beautiful State Capitol Lawns

State Capitol Buildings are among the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Most were built by hand over a century ago and carry design and attention to detail that modern buildings today simply do not have. Even the more modern capitol buildings carry with them a regal overtone, towering over acres of lawns and flowerbeds in historic cities.

For the sake of this post, however, we’re focusing exclusively on the State Capitol lawns. Though we’re happy that we offer lawn care service in Austin, as well as Orlando and Washington DC, we would love to be able to mow these Capitol lawns. After reviewing numerous pictures of all 50 State Capitol buildings and surveying some of the cities’ residents, we’ve narrowed it down to the top 8. Without further ado, here are the Top 5 State Capitol Lawns:

8. Massachusetts State House – Boston, MA


Boston, MA, a city steeped in American history, is also home to the Boston State House. Before the House was built in 1798, Boston’s government building was the Old State House (which still offers fantastic tours daily). Apart from the building’s beautiful interior and exterior, it also stands over a vibrant lawn. Standing alert in the lawn are statues of General Joseph Hooker, Daniel Webster, Horace Mann, John F. Kennedy, Anne Hutchinson, and Mary Dyer.

7. Colorado State Capitol – Denver, CO


All things green seem to flourish in the state of Colorado. This time, we’re talking about the lawn of the Colorado State Capitol. With gorgeous evergreens surrounding the building, and tastefully-placed planters, Colorado comes in at number 5 on our list.

6. Connecticut State Capitol – Hartford, CT


This regal looking building is Connecticut’s legislative center, located in Hartford, CT. Surrounding the building, of course, is its scintillating lawn, epic in proportion and pristine in maintenance. On the grounds of the capitol, there is a serene ambience, marked by the forgiving shade of its multitude of trees.

5. Wisconsin State Capitol – Madison, WI


Wisconsin’s current capitol building is its third iteration of the building, the first one being a wood-framed council house without heat or water. It has come a long way since then and now boasts rich and vast lawns studded with beautiful trees and flower beds. In the summer, the city hosts “Concerts On The Square,” where musical groups perform to thousands of Madison residents who lay out on blankets in the lawn.

4. Kentucky State Capitol – Frankfort, KY


With a beautiful wooded backdrop, large patches of green grass, and ornate, vibrant flowers, the Kentucky State Capitol comes in at number 4 on our list. If you’re ever in the area, we highly suggest you take a tour.

3. Washington State Capitol – Olympia, WA


Overlooking Capitol Lake, the Washington State Capitol building sits on 12 acres of land that was donated over a century ago. Fortunately, much of that land remains occupied by lush, green turf. Additionally, each building has well-maintained flowerbeds with gorgeous shrubbery.

2. Virginia State Capitol – Richmond, VA


Designed by Thomas Jefferson himself, the Virginia State Capitol is the 3rd oldest capitol building in the nation. Its lawn is certainly a sight to see. A long, brick walkway leads up a perfectly maintained, grassy knoll, and the walkway has flowers carefully planted on either side, reflecting the perfect symmetry of the building. On the plot, there are several statues and monuments, all seamlessly fitting into the lawn. For this reason, the Virginia State Capitol has earned second place.

1. Texas State Capitol – Austin, TX TexasStateCapitol-2010-01

In typical Texas fashion, their State Capitol is the biggest in the US.  As far as we can tell, they also have the biggest lawn around their capitol building. In addition to being huge, this lawn is kept shimmering and pristine and is adorned with eye-pleasing trees, shrubbery, and flowerbeds. From offering Austin lawn care, we know that Austinites obsess over their lawns. But this lawn is world class, and that’s why the Texas State Capitol ranked number one on our list.


Alex Birkett

Alex Birkett is marketer and writer. Aside from mowing lawns, he loves snowboarding, eating sushi, and lifting heavy weights. He moved to Austin, TX after graduating from the University of Wisconsin.