The City of Edmonton and our partners are launching a new year of Front Yards in Bloom - a beloved tradition for gardeners, yard enthusiasts and community members. This program helps strengthen Edmonton’s community spirit and beautify our city.

A Front Yard in Bloom is a yard that showcases the best of nature, along with some human ingenuity! Get creative with your yard and bring some seasonal beauty to your community.

No front yard? Get creative with your balcony space! Balconies in Bloom opens up design possibilities and allows you to also nominate your own space.

2022 is proclaimed as Canada’s Year of the Garden! This is an invitation to celebrate Canada’s rich horticulture and garden heritage, celebrate today’s vibrant garden culture and create legacies for a sustainable future.

  • In honour of Canada’s Year of the Garden initiative, Front Yards in Bloom would like to highlight the edible yard category, which can include anything from vegetables and grains to fruiting trees, berry bushes, perennials, flowers or even mushrooms.
  • The Year of the Garden 2022 invites all Canadians to plant something red to express their Canadian garden pride and the joy of celebrating the Year of the Garden 2022. More information on the Year of the Garden and how to participate can be found on the Gardens Canada Website.

Even without a green thumb or space to decorate, everyone is still able to participate in Front Yards in Bloom!

  • Nominate a yard or balcony that you admire or brightens your day. Recognizing a neighbour's hard work and dedication, whether they have beautified their front yard, started growing edible plants, or spruced up their balcony, a nomination is a meaningful way to say “well done!”.
  • Nominees will receive a yard sign and a chance to be recognized in one of six categories as a household that promotes neighbourly connection and beautification.