2014 Mayor Walsh’s Garden Contest

Garden Contest Application 2014A citywide celebration of urban gardening ~ Mayor Walsh’s 2014 Garden Contest is once again presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department. Open to home gardeners, community gardens, senior gardens, and also to storefronts, organizations and Main Street District gardens!  Launched as part of Mayor Walsh’s citywide beautification initiative, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods.
Entry Deadline – July 11, 2014 11:59PM
Residents and businesses are encouraged to nominate their own or a neighbor’s garden, window box, or front, back, or side yard. Only gardens planted by amateur gardeners are eligible to take part in the contest. No professionally contracted work will be allowed to enter. Entrants are required to submit up to 5 photographs of their garden along with an official entry form. Using these photos, judges will narrow the entrants to five finalists per category. Site visits by contest judges will determine the winners.

First place winners in the garden categories will receive the coveted “Golden Trowel” award from Mayor Walsh and prize packages from the Parks Department, Mahoney’s Garden Centers of Brighton and other sponsors at an awards ceremony in August in the Public Garden.
Mayor Walsh will recognize Garden Contest Hall of Fame inductees this year. To be eligible to be in the Hall of Fame, a gardener must have won three or more times.

Entries without photographs will not be accepted.
For More Information 617-635-4505 | GardenContest@cityofboston.gov


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