Best Landscape Design Property incorporates hardscape features, such as patios, walls, pathways, etc. and plant materials, like annuals, perennials, trees, & 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.
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, sunrooms, arbours, or other constrained spaces with the property. Unique and creative designs are encouraged.
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.
Greenest Garden Sponsored by the PCSP Advisory Committee on the Environment (ACE), this award will be given for a garden that best exemplifies environmental friendly gardening features and practices, including those related to supporting bio-diversity, the use of plants beneficial to pollinators, on-site water retainment and biological treatment, and other 'green' aspects.
People 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).
Deadline for entry: August 13 with judging to take place August 14th-18th.
Enter your garden today by: Contacting Julie at PCSP Townhall, 895-5657, or Register Online.