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.
Choose ONE category only!
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 both!), 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
"A Lot with a Little" Garden
Let imagination, creativity, and ingenuity triumph over size! Even with limited space, the possibilities are endless with containers, window boxes, planters, porches or tiny yards (100 square feet or less). *Grand Prize: $100; 2nd Prize: $75; 3rd Prize: $50; Honorable Mention: $25
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
Bees & Butterflies Garden
Invite new insect friends to your backyard! Grow a welcoming garden filled with plants like alyssum, cosmos, and delphiniums including native plants that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in their natural habitat.
Are you wild about flowers? Spruce up your front, back, or side yard by growing perennials, annuals, and indigenous plants in your garden. Show off your creativity at its finest! *Grand Prize: $150; 2nd Prize: $100; 3rd Prize: $75; Honorable Mention: $50
Enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labor! Grow a garden that blossoms with fresh produce! Your garden should feature vegetables, fruits, herbs, and edible flowers such as begonias, day lilies, and more! *Grand Prize: $150; 2nd Prize: $100; 3rd Prize: $75; Honorable Mention: $50