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Flower City Looking Good - Garden Contest Information

Cleaner, Greener, More Beautiful

Over the years, the efforts of hundreds of dedicated city gardeners and their contributions to making our city greener, cleaner, and more beautiful have been recognized through the Flower City Garden Contest. Any city gardener may nominate his/her own garden or a neighbor’s garden. 

 This contest is a component of the annual Flower City Looking Good series of activities and events. Call 428-6770 for more information. 

Visit our horticulture programs page to learn about other gardening and related programs offered by the City.

How to Participate 

To nominate a garden for consideration, simply complete this online entry form.


Recognition and prizes are awarded in the following categories:  

  • Best Container Garden
  • Best Use of a Water Feature
  • Best Educational Garden
  • Best Wildlife/Butterfly Habitat
  • Most Interesting Use of Art in the Garden
  • Most Colorful Garden
  • Best Community Enhancement Garden
  • Best Urban Farm/Garden


2014 Winners

Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following award recipients:

Best Container Garden(s)
Benoit LaVoie

Best Community Enhancement Gardens
Charlotte Beautification Committee (Group)
Pam Ketterer (Individual)

Best Educational Garden:
School #50 Green Thumbs

Best Wildlife/Butterfly Habitat Garden
Caroline Meisenzahl

Best Urban Farm
Fred Ketterer

Best Use of a Water Feature
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gardener
Mike & Anne Hooper

Garden of Distinction:
Paul Martin (Individual)
Melrose Clarke (Individual)
Our Garden of Peace and Life (Group)



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