Watch for a New Yellow Sign Around Town! Our brand new Front Yards in Bloom sign will be adorning nominated yards this year. The familiar yellow is still there but a new attractive design, integrates the various components of Front Yards in Bloom and highlights our partners and sponsors. Watch for it and be sure to nominate your favourite front yards.
The Edmonton Horticultural Society encourages beautiful neighbourhoods. We believe that with just a little tending, every front yard can contribute to our city’s landscape.
Front Yards in Bloom is an annual program to
Since 1999, the EHS has worked in partnership with others to offer this program. Our partners are:
Other supporters include:
Sponsored by the Realtors Association of Edmonton
Anyone can nominate a local yard. We encourage friends, relatives, neighbours or passers-by to nominate attractive yards in any neighbourhood. Every nomination receives a sign and a certificate.
Nomination deadline: June 30th, 2013.
To nominate a yard:
Please provide the street address and the name of the community with your nomination.
Volunteers visit each yard after the nomination deadline. Volunteers deliver a yard sign and certificate. They also select top yards for special recognition.
Consider being a judge. Invite a friend to get involved, too. Judging yards is a great way to see beautiful gardens. It is easy and fun!
If you are interested in being a volunteer judge, see here for details.
Email: select Front Yards in Bloom in Contact us form
Awards are presented for Naturescape (for schools), Tidiness (litter and graffiti programs), Urban forest (trees), Community Garden, Front Yards in Bloom (Top Six yards, Awards of Merit, Edible Front Yard, Natural Front Yard).
Annual Celebration and Awards evening:
Watch for details.
The general public is welcome to attend. Join us to celebrate beautiful spaces in Edmonton, ranging from schoolyard naturescapes to flourishing private yards.
Watch for announcements of finalists and awards in newspapers mid-summer.