The City of Charlottetown is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Make Charlottetown Bloom program.
The local contest, in association with the national Communities in Bloom program, is designed to reward those who maintain buildings and landscapes within City limits. Businesses and residents can enter themselves or nominate someone else.
"For decades, our beautification programs have provided us with an opportunity to take a closer look at the gardens and green spaces around the city," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We’ve been able to see first-hand how much time and effort people have invested in making Charlottetown the beautiful city that it is. We are pleased to be able to express our thanks through these Make Charlottetown Bloom Awards."
Entries are judged based on design, variety, colour, unique features and maintenance. The categories are Commercial Properties; Institutional Properties; Birds and the Bees; Flower Gardens; Window Boxes, Planting and Hanging Baskets; Water Wise Property; Irene Rogers Pocket Garden; Edible Gardens; Curb Appeal; Children and Youth Gardens; Adopt-a-Corner (new and established); and the Mayor’s Award.
The Mayor’s Award is presented by Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee to the property owner that demonstrates the best overall improvement to their home or grounds.
"As the Chair of the Public Works and Urban Beautification Committee, I want to thank the volunteers, judges, the Make Charlottetown Bloom committee, and Home Hardware, our sponsor, for making this program possible each year," said Councillor Terry Bernard. "I also want to thank and congratulate the hardworking people who were nominated for the 2016 awards."
The following are the 2016 Make Charlottetown Bloom Award Winners:
Adopt-a-Corner (New Entries):
1st – Kuriosities and Mermaid’s Purse
2nd – Hop Yard
3rd – MRSB
Adopt-a-Corner (Established Entries):
1st – Kirk of St. James
2nd – Chandler Architecture
3rd – Invesco
Adopt-a-Barrel (City Departments):
Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy
1st – Aloha Tourist Home
2nd – Hearts and Flowers
3rd – MacPherson Roche Smith & Associates
Birds and the Bees:
1st – Terry and Lionel Stevenson
2nd – Norman Hall
3rd – Leo and Karen Kelly
Window Boxes, Planters and Hanging Baskets:
1st – Leo and Karen Kelly
2nd – Debbie Simms
3rd – Tammy Carr
1st – Cooke Insurance
2nd – Hennessey Dental Clinic
3rd – Chandler Architecture
1st – Norman Hall
2nd – Haviland Court
3rd – Heather and Frank Robison
1st – Geneva Villa
2nd – Park Royal United Church
3rd – PEI Farm Centre
1st – Leigh Moase
2nd – Damien Packwood
Irene Rogers Pocket Garden:
1st – Rita Murray
2nd - Pownal Square Seniors’ Co-operative
3rd – Taki-Sushi
Children and Youth Gardens:
1st – Kool Kids
2nd – Sperenza
3rd – Ziyadh and Omar’s Helpful Garden
1st – Pownal Square
2nd – Aloha Tourist Home
3rd – Jacinta Deveaux
1st – Kent Thompson
2nd – Marilyn and Ernie Diamond
3rd – Birchwood Church
Park Royal United Church
The prize for 1st Place a Home Hardware gift card and a framed professional photograph of the winning garden. Second and Third Place receive a Home Hardware gift card.
Charlottetown Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy presents the Mayor’s Award to representatives of Park Royal United Church at the Make Charlottetown Bloom Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening (September 8). From Left: Shelley MacEwen and Donna Carr from Park Royal United Church; City of Charlottetown Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy; and Home Hardware Charlottetown representatives Les Wong and Tammy Clory. The local beautification program, in association with the national Communities in Bloom program, is designed to reward those who maintain buildings and landscapes within City limits. Businesses and residents can enter themselves or nominate someone else.
PLEASE NOTE: additional photos are available upon request.
City of Charlottetown