The City of Kingston’s annual Kingston Blooms 2017 Best-kept Garden Awards celebrate the city’s best green thumbs for their hard work keeping Kingston beautiful.
UPDATE: The gardens have been judged. Now it is your turn to pick the People’s Choice Award. Voting opens August 4 and closes August 18 at midnight. Vote as many times as you would like at the City’s Kingston Blooms page.
“Kingston is fortunate to have many spectacular gardens. This friendly ‘test of the best’ is a way to promote excellence in gardening, good horticultural practices and a sense of pride in accomplishment. And to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial, we have also added a new Best-kept Red and White Garden category,” says Sue Hitchcock, Kingston Blooms co-ordinator.
This 2017 Kingston Blooms awards will be given out in these categories:
Best-kept Small Garden
Best-kept Medium Garden
Best-kept Large Garden
Best-kept Commercial Garden
Best-kept Seniors Garden (65+)
Best-kept Community Garden
Best-kept Educational Institution Garden
Best-kept Faith Based Institution Garden
Best-kept Red and White Garden (garden must have a red and white theme)
Registration for the contest closes on Friday, June 9.
How to Register a Garden
See the contest rules and regulations and download the registration form at the City’s Kingston Blooms page.
You can also contact Sue Hitchcock, assistant supervisor recreation programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org , 613-546-4291, ext. 1716 or send in details by mail at Kingston Blooms, City of Kingston, 216 Ontario St., Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z3.
Please provide the following information:
- Your first and last name, phone number and/or email address.
- Street address of the garden you wish to nominate and the category in which it should compete.
- If the garden you are nominating is not your own, please include the name, phone number and email address of the gardener being nominated.
- The judging of the gardens will take place June 26-30 and residents can vote for their favourite gardens online from Aug. 4 to 18.