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Communities in Bloom is about flourishing communities.

Due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure the health and safety of communities and volunteers, Communities in Bloom has decided to cancel the evaluation tours portion of the 2020 National Edition & International Challenge. As a participant in the Communities in Bloom program since it started in 1994, the City of Edmonton has great respect for the difficult decision that our friends at this organization had to make.

Communities in Bloom will continue its commitment to provide guidance, advice, and assistance to communities with a 2020 Special Edition that will include showcasing communities on social media, virtual Q&A opportunities with judges, special contests, and Outstanding Achievement Awards.

The City of Edmonton will be participating in the 2020 Special Edition in the Circle of Excellence: Non-Evaluated Category.

Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom celebrates communities through a national competition to foster civic pride, local beauty and environmental responsibility. Each summer, two judges visit Edmonton and evaluate projects that make our city flourish.

Community Profile Book

2019 Edmonton in Bloom (14MB)

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Municipalities are evaluated on 6 criteria:
  1. Tidiness
  2. Environmental Action
  3. Heritage Conservation
  4. Urban Forestry
  5. Landscapes
  6. Floral Displays
Four sectors are examined within each criterion:
  1. Municipal
  2. Businesses / Institutions
  3. Residential
  4. Community Involvement

Archive of Results

Edmonton has participated in Communities in Bloom since its first year in 1995. Communities are judged among similar sized municipalities.

2018 - 2010
2018

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms Bronze
Special Recognition: 
Class of Champions (Large) Evaluated (Competitive)
Special Mention: Innovative Parks Maintenance Practices

2017

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms Silver
Special Recognition: 
Canada 150 Category Evaluated (Non-Competitive)
Special Mention: Shaw Conference Centre Community Medicine Wheel Garden

2016

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms Silver
Special Recognition:
International Challenge Winner
Special Mention: Mosaic Centre

2015

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms Silver
Special Recognition: 
Circle of Excellence - Evaluated (Non-Competitive)
Community of Gardeners Outstanding Achievement Award
Special Mention: Root for Trees Initiative

2014

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition:
International Challenge (Excellence)
Winter Life Outstanding Achievement Award
Special Mention: LRT Expansion Project (Valley Line Stage 1)

2013

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition:
Circle of Excellence
Special Mention: Giants of Edmonton Murals

2012

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition:
Circle of Excellence
Special Mention: Community and Business Improvement Areas
Special Mention: Urban Forestry

2011

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition:
Circle of Excellence
Special Mention: Progressive Urban Forestry Strategies

2010

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition:
Circle of Excellence
Tidiness Award Winner
Great Neighbourhoods Initiative

2009 - 2000
2009

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition:
National Winner
Front Yards in Bloom

2008

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition: Capital City Clean Up

2007

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms  
Special Recognition: Natural area site assessment & management plans

2006

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition: Front Yards in Bloom

2005

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition: Environmental awareness

2004

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition: Front Yards in Bloom

2003

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition: Community Gardening

2002

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition: Environmental awareness

2001

Bloom Rating: 4 Blooms
Special Recognition: Environmental effort

2000

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition:
National Winner - Hosted National Awards
Urban forestry & Naturalization

1999 - 1995
1999

Bloom Rating: 4 Blooms
Special Recognition: Naturalization

1998

Special Recognition: Class of Excellence

1997

Bloom Rating: 5 Blooms
Special Recognition: National Winner - Heritage conservation

1996

Special Recognition: Urban forestry

1995

Special Recognition: Environmental awareness

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