Residents encouraged to participate in gardening competition
The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with Communities in Bloom, is encouraging residents to apply or nominate entrants for the annual Make Charlottetown Bloom program.
The deadline for Make Charlottetown Bloom nominations or submissions is Friday, July 17.
The program is designed to reward those who maintain buildings and landscapes within city limits. Businesses and residents can self-nominate or nominate someone else.
Entries are judged based on design, variety, colour, unique features and maintenance. The categories are as follows: commercial properties; birds and the bees; flower gardens; window boxes, planters; baskets; water wise property; make your bins beautiful; adopt a barrel and adopt a corner.
In addition, the Mayor’s Award will be presented by Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee to the property owner that demonstrates the best overall improvement to their home or grounds.
First-place winners from the previous year are not eligible to enter that same category for a one-year period, but are eligible to enter other categories.
Judging will take place between July 27 and Aug. 7. The results will be shared at an awards ceremony on Sept. 10.
Registration forms can be picked up at City Hall and will also be available in The Guardian newspaper. 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 in the Quick Links menu.
For information on Make Charlottetown Bloom, contact the mayor’s office at: 902-5665548 or email Jill Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.