Flower City Looking Good - Garden Contest Information

Cleaner, Greener, More Beautiful

Over the years, the efforts of hundreds of dedicated city gardeners and their contributions to making our city greener, cleaner, and more beautiful have been recognized through the Flower City Garden Contest. Any city gardener 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 428-6770 for more information. 

Visit our horticulture programs page to learn about other gardening and related programs offered by the City.

How to Participate 

To nominate a garden for consideration, simply complete this online entry form.


Recognition and prizes are awarded in the following categories:  

  • Best Container Garden
  • Best Use of a Water Feature
  • Best Educational Garden
  • Best Wildlife/Butterfly Habitat
  • Most Interesting Use of Art in the Garden
  • Most Colorful Garden
  • Best Community Enhancement Garden
  • Best Urban Farm/Garden


2015 Winners

Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following award recipients:

Best Urban Farm (Organization)
St. Stephen’s Church – 350 Chili Avenue

Best Community Enhancement (Westside)
Arnett/Wellington Garden

Best Community Enhancement (Eastside)
Sofrito Garden (325 N. Union)

Best Container Garden (Individual)
39 Rowley Street

Best Container Garden (Organization)
Genesee Corridor Business Association

Best Water Feature
194 Brunswick Street

Best Urban Farm
83 Akron Street

Best Educational Garden
1st Street Children’s Garden

Best Art in the Garden
17 Ericcson Street

Best Wildlife Garden
45 Bly Street

Garden of Distinction
435 Park Avenue