Charlottetown residents are reminded that the deadline for submissions for the City of Charlottetown’s Make Our Hometown Beautiful program is Monday, July 17.
The gardening program (formerly known as Make Charlottetown Bloom) is designed to recognize those who maintain buildings and landscapes within City limits. Businesses and residents can self-nominate or nominate someone else.
The categories are commercial properties, curb appeal, edible gardens, gardening in small spaces, community engagement, children and youth gardens, birds and the bees, water wise garden and the Mayor’s Award. Each category will be judged on its unique features, variety and color of flowers, design and overall aesthetics. Evidence of environmentally friendly, sustainable practices will also be noted. Entrants are encouraged to include photos or stories to support their submission.
The Mayor’s Award will be presented by Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee to the property owner who demonstrates the best overall improvement to their home or grounds.
Volunteer judges will be judging all entries/properties from July 29 until August 4. The awards will be presented at the Make Our Hometown Beautiful Awards in September.
Anyone interested in being a volunteer judge can contact the City at 902-566-5548.
Submission forms can be picked up at City Hall (199 Queen Street). A digital copy of the entry form and category descriptions are available online at www.charlottetown.ca by clicking on the Make Our Hometown Beautiful button.
For more information on Make Our Hometown Beautiful, contact the Mayor’s Office at: 902-566-5548 or email Jill Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Charlottetown