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Kingston Blooms awards celebrate gardeners

September 14, 2015 –

Kingston's best green thumbs will be feted at an awards ceremony  on Thursday, Sept. 17.

"These people make Kingston beautiful. We are so fortunate to have so many skilled and energetic gardeners. We all enjoy the fruits of their labour and these awards are a way of showing our gratitude to them," says Sue Hitchcock, assistant supervisor recreation programs, special events.

This year, the City of Kingston posted pictures of nominated gardens and asked the public to vote for their choice in each of these categories:

  • Best kept large garden
  • Best kept small garden
  • Best kept small commercial garden
  • Gardening for the disabled
  • Junior Kingston Blooms
  • Most beautiful container

The three photos in each category with the most votes were visited by volunteer judges who will announce the first, second and third-place winners at the awards ceremony. Participants have been sent their invitations to attend the event which will take place at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club.

The Mayor's Choice Award will be presented by Mayor Bryan Paterson and the Most Environmentally Friendly Garden Award will be presented by Utilities Kingston.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.