Each summer we recognize Toronto’s most beautiful gardens. Join us in celebrating the 20th edition of the City’s Garden Contest by submitting your garden or nominating one in your community in one of five categories.
Nominations for 2023 closed on July 17, 2023. Winners will be notified by mail and will be recognized at an award ceremony in fall 2023.
There are five categories.
May have some lawn.
Residential: environmental/pollinator habitat
Must have little to no lawn and are environmental and alternative gardens.
Condominiums, apartments and co-operatives.
Volunteer-maintained non-residential properties such as schools, churches and ornamental community gardens.
selection and arrangement of plants, trees and shrubs
design of traffic flow
use of driveway paving and walkways
use of stones, rocks, statuary, containers
walls, fencing and water features
Condition and Maintenance
Cleanliness of garden and area
Free from diseases and weeds
Good garden practices
Suitable ground cover
Use of Plant Material
spacing and balance
appropriate use of perennials and/or native species