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National Canada 150 Garden Contest

Thursday May 11, 2017 - Friday June 23, 2017  |  All day event Manitoba, any, any, Pegasus Publications 3081 Ness Ave. Wpg, MB R2Y 2G3
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 is 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 tania@pegasuspublications.net or mailed to

150 Garden Contest

Pegasus Publications

3081 Ness Ave.

Winnipeg, MB

R2Y 2G3

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