The City is in bloom and ready for another year of beautiful yards!
It is that time of year again! The trees are budding and temperatures are warming. We hope everyone is gearing up for another incredible year with Front Yards in Bloom! Over this difficult time we are so happy to see so many people taking up their gardening tools to spend time outdoors in an effort to beautify their communities. Feel free to check out last year’s list of winners and a photo gallery showing off all the blooming yards of 2020.
This beloved tradition is more important than ever to recognize how gardeners, yard enthusiasts, and communities can come together and add some beauty at a safe distance. Explore your neighbourhood safely and share the love!
Nominations Are Closed
Thank you for all the amazing nominations, our volunteers are now hard at work to ensure all nominees are recognized!
Balconies and Edible Gardens
Is there a gorgeous balcony in your neighbourhood? Remember you can nominate them too!
Many people are beginning to grow edible vegetable and fruit gardens. Learn more about how to get started with some of our partner’s links. You can also help by nominating someone’s edible garden in your neighbourhood!
The health and safety of our volunteers, staff, and judges is our top priority so we have made some changes to the final judging for the 2020 season. Due to the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, we made the difficult decision to cancel the Front Yards in Bloom Judges Tour and the Edmonton in Bloom Awards. We believe we have made the best decision for everyone.
Online Voting and Awards
All photos submitted for a Front Yards in Bloom Award will be uploaded to the City of Edmonton on Facebook for public voting. Interested Edmontonians can vote for their favourite photo in each category by “liking” it. For those who do not have a Facebook account, voting can be done by filling out the voting form for each category.
The photo in each category that receives the most “likes”, including email votes, will win their designated category. Winners will receive a Front Yards in Bloom Award certificate from the Edmonton in Bloom Initiative. A maximum of 18 awards will be given. Photos of the 18 finalists will be posted on this page when available.
A yard or garden with landscaping features and aesthetic appeal in front of a public building.
This space can be located in front of a school, business, office building, multi-unit residence, church, community league, or volunteer association.
Yards in the public spaces category must be accompanied by a street address to qualify - no city parks/parkettes, median gardens and trees, boulevard plantings or shrub beds. Exceptions can be made if the citizen gardener(s) can be named along with a mailing address (email firstname.lastname@example.org in these circumstances).
The Front Yards in Bloom Photo Contest is open to all Edmonton residents over 18, but anyone can participate in the voting process.
No purchase is necessary to vote for a nominee.
The chances of winning are based on the number of likes received on Facebook in a certain time frame.
A yard must meet the criteria for the category (Natural, Edible, Tiny Yards, Balconies, Public Spaces, or General) for which it is nominated. A front yard must be visible from the street, which can include the yard in front of your residence, the piece of land in front of your school, or other public group meeting location.