National Canada 150 Garden Contest
Show your Canadian spirit with flowers and trees
Home Garden Sesquicentennial Contest
Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario Gardener magazines are joining together to create a cross Canada garden contest for homeowners.
The contest will be open to all gardeners wishing to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 2017. All you have to do to enter is to 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 the Beautiful Gardens issue of the Local Gardener series of magazines
• Be celebrated throughout our extensive digital network (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram)
• Could be interviewed on our radio show The Gardener
There are seven 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
7. Best business garden.
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 be annuals, perennials or mixed.
3. Gardeners are asked to submit a 250 to 300 word description of the theme and the thinking 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.
6. A photo or collection of photos of the garden or container.
Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to
150 Garden Contest
3081 Ness Ave.