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7 Categories. 21 Cash Prizes. In Both Boroughs

New this year, check out our bonus categories, which include Best Block & People's Choice, and are designed to foster a sense of community around gardening.

While the number of cash prizes we can award may be limited, the Home Garden Contest benefits more than just the people who participate. Growing a home garden also rewards loved ones, friends, neighbors, passersby––anyone, really, who can take in the beauty, or bounty, of your garden. So thanks for playing a part in enhancing our community. Good luck and good health.

Residents of Boyertown & Pottstown Boroughs are eligible to participate in one standard category in addition to the bonus categories.

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Young Gardener

Calling all children and young adults 18 and younger! Unleash your imagination and grow a garden that beautifies your home, produces food or flowers, or attracts beneficial insects. Have fun, be creative…the sky’s the limit! Your garden can be a fairy garden, container garden, raised bed, or planted in the ground. (Child must be primary gardener!)
*Grand Prize: $75; 2nd Prize: $50; 3rd Prize: $25; Honorable Mention: $10

General Garden

If your entire garden includes a little bit of everything…flowers, shade plants, shrubs,
landscaping, ornamental plants, and even vegetables, this category is for you!
*Grand Prize: $150; 2nd Prize: $100; 3rd Prize: $75; Honorable Mention: $50

Vegetable Garden

Enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your labor! Grow a garden that blossoms with fresh produce! Your garden may feature any combination of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers--including begonias, day lilies, and more!
*Grand Prize: $150; 2nd Prize: $100; 3rd Prize: $75; Honorable Mention: $50

Pleasant Porch

Your home’s entrance is the gateway to your life. Using the space of your front porch to welcome others has a great impact on our community. Whether it’s one plant or 20, this category is for those who make their front porch into a welcoming, vibrant space.
*Grand Prize: $150; 2nd Prize: $100; 3rd Prize: $75; Honorable Mention: $50

Outdoor Oasis

Your home is your sanctuary, and the beauty of the outdoor space around it reflects that. This category is for those who beautify their decks, patios, and backyards to create an incredible outdoor environment. 
*Grand Prize: $150; 2nd Prize: $100; 3rd Prize: $75; Honorable Mention: $50

Bonus Categories

People's Choice 

Do you have a neighbor or friend whose beautiful yard deserves recognition? Nominate their
garden in this category!
*Grand Prize: $150; 2nd Prize: $100; 3rd Prize: $75; Honorable Mention: $50

Best Block

You work hard to make your outdoor space special, and so do your neighbors. If you have three or
more exceptional houses on your block, register for a chance to win a block party hosted by Mosaic Community Land Trust or Building a Better Boyertown.