The City of Charlottetown is encouraging residents to apply or nominate entrants for the annual Make Charlottetown Bloom program.
The gardening program is designed to reward those who maintain buildings and landscapes within City limits. Businesses and residents can self-nominate or nominate someone else.
"We’ve always had tremendous success with this local gardening competition and we owe that to the people who take such pride in their properties and in this great city," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "The Make Charlottetown Bloom awards gives us an opportunity to thank those who help beautify this city and contribute to making this a great place to live, work and visit."
Entries in the Make Charlottetown Bloom competition are judged based on design, variety, colour, unique features and maintenance. The 2016 categories are as follows: Commercial Properties; Institutional Properties; Birds and the Bees; Flower Gardens; Window Boxes, Planters, and Hanging Baskets; Water Wise Property; Irene Rogers Pocket Gardens; Edible Gardens; Curb Appeal; Children and Youth Gardens; Adopt a Corner; and the Mayor’s Award.
The Mayor’s Award will be presented by Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee to the property owner who demonstrates the best overall improvement to their home or grounds.
The deadline for Make Charlottetown Bloom award submissions is Monday, July 11. Volunteer judges will be judging all entries/properties from July 25 until August 5. The awards will be presented at the Make Charlottetown Bloom Awards evening in the late summer. Anyone interested in being a volunteer judge, can contact the City at 902-566-5548.
Submission forms can be picked up at City Hall (199 Queen Street). A digital copy of the entry form is available, along with the contest rules, at: www.charlottetown.ca by clicking on the Make Charlottetown Bloom button.
For more information on Make Charlottetown Bloom, contact the Mayor’s Office at: 902-566-5548 or email Jill Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those interested in the National Communities in Bloom program, the judges will be in Charlottetown from July 26-28. Information on the national program is available at: www.communitiesinbloom.ca
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