Help us find Toronto’s most beautiful gardens! Nominate your garden, a neighbour’s garden or any garden within Toronto. Prizes include Mark Cullen’s Mark’s Choice gardening supplies from Home Hardware and the winning gardens will be recognized at awards ceremonies.

How to nominate

Download the entry form! Entries must include a photo of the garden!

You can also pick up entry forms at your local community centre, garden centre or civic centre.

July 20, 2018 is the deadline for entries.

Submit entries

  • Email forms to or
  • Mail entries to:
    Patricia Landry – Garden Contest
    18 Dyas Rd., Main Floor
    Toronto, ON M3B 1V5

All gardens must be visible to the public.

Residential – Traditional may have some lawn.

Residential – Environmental/Pollinator Habitat have little or no lawn and are environmental/alternative gardens.

High Density Residential, such as condos and apartments.

Commercial, such as non-residential businesses.

Community, such as schools and churches.


  • balance
  • originality
  • selection and arrangement of plants, trees and shrubs
  • design of traffic flow

Hard Landscaping

  • 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 disease and weeds
  • good garden practices
  • suitable ground cover

Use of Plant Material

  • variety
  • spacing and balance
  • appropriate use of perennials and/or native species
  • use of colour and texture