How Beautiful Is Your Yard?


Nominations are open for the 2014 City Beautification Awards program. It’s time to acknowledge local gardeners and community businesses for the significant contributions they bring to our city through recognition in creative landscape design, general property maintenance and community building.

Categories are: Front Yard, Backyard, (sponsor – Godfrey Realty Group Inc.), Commercial/Institutional (sponsor – KPMG), “Feature in a Garden Award” (sponsor – Lemieux Composting), “Most Improved Residential Property”, “Best Water Feature” (sponsor – New North Greenhouses), “Green Glove Garden” (sponsor – Clean North), “Teeny Weeny Garden” (sponsor – One of a Kind), “Best Vegetable Garden” (sponsor – Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society) and “Best of the Best” (sponsor – Downing’s Landscaping and Greenhouses).

Nomination forms are available on the City website: – Forms and Maps and at the Civic Centre – reception desk, Canadian Tire – Garden Centre, Downing’s Greenhouses, Lemieux Composting, New North Greenhouses, and Rome’s Independent Grocer – Garden Centre. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, July 17.

Nominating one property for multiple categories is acceptable and encouraged; however, a separate form is required for each category. A $2 entry fee will apply for each submission.

City Beautification brochures are available at nomination locations and include details regarding award criteria and judging. Judging will occur between July 23 and August 6.
The City Beautification Committee welcomes this year’s participants and thanks local sponsors and contributors for their continued support.