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Edmonton Wins 1st Place - Communities in Bloom!


Edmonton will be evaluated by Communities in Bloom judges in 2017 for the Canada 150 category, stay tuned for more details!

2016 Results and Judges Tour

Representatives from Edmonton attended at the  Communities in Bloom National Symposium in Regina in October, where they were awarded a 5 out of 5 Blooms rating with a Silver status. Edmonton took home first place in the International Challenge for Very Large Populations with Special Recognition for the Mosaic Centre. Way to go, Edmonton!

2016 marked the 22nd anniversary of the national Communities in Bloom program. In July, Edmonton hosted two international judges who toured our city's programs and organizations that help to make our city a greener and more beautiful place to live. Some highlights of the tour included:

Judges also met representatives from:

  • Capital City Clean Up
  • City operations and facilities (including Archives, Urban Forestry, Beautification & Greening Initiatives, and Horticulture)
  • Edmonton Horticultural Society
  • Waste Management Services
  • WinterCity Edmonton


Communities in Bloom celebrates flourishing communities through a national competition to foster civic pride, local beauty and environmental responsibility.

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:

  • Municipal
  • Businesses / Institutions
  • Residential
  • Community Involvement

Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom celebrates flourishing communities through a national competition to foster civic pride, local beauty and environmental responsibility. Take a look at our 2016 Edmonton in Bloom community profile book (20MB).

Check out the Communities in Bloom Facebook Page and the fall edition of the Communities in Bloom Fall magazine for more on Edmonton’s win.

Archive of Results

Year Bloom Rating Special Recognition

5 Blooms Silver

International Challenge Winner

Special Mention: Mosaic Centre


5 Blooms Silver

Circle of Excellence - Evaluated (Non-Competitive)

Special Mention: Root for Trees Initiative

Community of Gardeners Outstanding Achievement Award

2014 5 Blooms

International Challenge (Excellence)

Special Mention: LRT Expansion Project (Valley Line Stage 1)

Winter Life Outstanding Achievement Award

2013 5 Blooms Circle of Excellence
       Special Mention: Giants of Edmonton Murals
2012 5 Blooms Circle of Excellence
Special Mentions:
Community and Business Improvement Areas
Urban Forestry
2011 5 Blooms Circle of Excellence
Special Mention: Progressive Urban Forestry Strategies
2010 5 Blooms Circle of Excellence
Tidiness Award Winner
Great Neighbourhoods Initiative
2009 5 Blooms National Winner
Front Yards in Bloom
2008 5 Blooms Capital City Clean Up
2007 5 Blooms      Natural area site assessment & management plans
2006 5 Blooms Front Yards in Bloom
2005 5 Blooms Environmental awareness
2004 5 Blooms Front Yards in Bloom
2003 5 Blooms Community Gardening
2002 5 Blooms Environmental awareness
2001 4 Blooms Environmental effort
2000 5 Blooms National Winner
Hosted National Awards
Urban forestry & Naturalization
1999 4 Blooms Naturalization
1998   Class of Excellence
1997 5 Blooms National Winner
Heritage conservation
1996   Urban forestry
1995   Environmental awareness

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

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For More Information

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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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