2016 Garden Competition

PCSP in partnership with Murray’s Garden Centre are once again honoring residents and businesses who contribute to the beauty of our community with our Annual Garden Competition.

Judging is July 18th to the 22nd.

Deadline for registration is Friday, July 15th.

First prize in each category receives a $100 gift certificate for Murray’s Garden Centre.

Register your garden today: Call Nick Miller in the Recreation and Community Services Department at 895-5661 or visit Murray’s Garden Centre, Portugal Cove Road, or online at www.murraysgardens.com

Categories include:

Best Landscape Design

Property incorporates hardscape features, such as patios, walls, pathways, etc. and plant materials like annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs in an overall design scheme. The design should include consideration of seasonal variation, colour, combinations, and overall suitability of the design as it relates to the property’s constraints. Good garden maintenance practices like edging, mowing, pruning, fertilizing will be evident in the property’s overall appearance.

People’s Choice Award

All entrants are provided the opportunity to also enter the People’s Choice Award, whereas the PCSP public will select the winner based on pictures and a description of the entrant’s garden. Pictures must be provided by the entrant and you must consent to allowing these photos to be shared on social media and websites belonging to the Town and Murray’s (no other personal information will be shared).

Best Fruit/Vegetable Garden

Garden contains variety of edible vegetables and/or fruits planted to provide a seasonal harvest of fresh food. The growing system, food yields, and crop diversity, will be evaluated along with consideration for aesthetic elements, like co-planted ornamental species.

Best Small Space or Container Garden

Garden uses small spaces efficiently and effectively to build high impact displays. Gardens will use containers such as barrels, troughs, window boxes, raised beds, vertical planters, and/or pots, which may be displayed on patios, decks, sun rooms, arbours or other constrained spaces with the property. Unique and creative designs are encouraged.