Home Garden Sesquicentennial Contest
Show your Canadian spirit with flowers and trees
Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario Gardener are joining together to create a cross Canada garden contest open to all gardeners wishing to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 2017. All you have to do to enter is create a garden, garden bed or container garden themed on something that celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday! Send us a photograph of your creation before Friday, June 23, 2017. Winners will be announced on Canada Day!
Winning entries will
• Be covered in an issue of the Local Gardener series of magazines
• Be celebrated throughout our extensive digital network (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram)
• Be interviewed on our radio show
• And win one of a list of product prizes to be published later
There will be five levels of entry:
1. Very small garden in a confined space or balcony.
2. Container garden: i.e. one container or several.
3. Small home garden in a city.
4. Large home garden in a city.
5. Large country home/farm garden.
6. Gardens using trees and/or shrubs.
The gardens will be judged by a national panel of garden experts according to the following criteria:
1. Garden must symbolize Canada’s sesquicentennial in some way. It does not have to be red and white.
2. Gardens can use annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs or a combo of any ot these.
3. Gardeners are asked to submit a 250 to 300 word description of the theme and the inspiration behind it.
4. Gardeners should include a sketch of their plan.
5. A head and shoulders photo of the gardener and a brief description about the person (150 words) and their gardening experience.