Cleaner, Greener, More Beautiful
The efforts of hundreds of dedicated city gardeners and their contributions to making our city greener, cleaner, and more beautiful have been recognized over the past 19 years through the Flower City Garden Contest. During the contest period, city residents may nominate his/her own garden or a neighbor’s garden. This contest is a component of the annual Flower City Looking Good series of activities and events. Call (585) 428-6770 for more information.
Also be sure to visit our horticulture programs page to learn about other gardening and related programs offered by the City!
How to Participate
To enter the summer 2013 contest, fill out the form below by July 31, 2013. There is a Winter Contest as well, with nominations/entries due February 26, 2013.
Entries can be accepted via the online entry form, or by mail/delivery of an entry form (Mail/deliver to Bureau of Recreation headquarters, 400 Dewey Avenue, 14613) map
Recognition and prizes are awarded in the following categories:
- Best Container Garden
- Best Use of Water Feature in a Garden
- Best Educational Garden Project
- Best Wildlife/Butterfly Habitat
- Best Neighborhood Enhancement Garden
- Best Urban Farm
- Best Winter Garden (Enter by February 26, 2013)
Best Use of Container Gardening:
– Jamie & Belinda Miller, 49 Hancock Street
– The Winfield Grill, 647 Winton Road North
Best Educational Garden Projects:
Community Library vegetable garden, 1111 Dewey Avenue
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden, 70 Lighthouse St.
Best Use of a Water Feature:
Gardner, 99 Albe marle Street
Best Community Enhancement Gardens:
Scion at Jay & Child Streets
Winton Village (Gazebo Garden, Linear Park, Containers on East Main Street)
Best Wildlife/Butterfly Habitat Garden:
Barb Ann Kupiec, 525 Ramona