Nominate Your Favorite Garden for Kingston Blooms Awards

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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.


Original release:

“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 sueh@cityofkingston.ca , 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.

Release source: City of Kingston
Photo:  Monika Kostera (cc)