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Winners announced at 10th annual Kingston Blooms celebration

August 29, 2013 -

Last night, the city's worthiest green-thumbs were honoured for their success at keeping Kingston beautiful.

"I want to thank the phenomenal gardeners who participated in Kingston Blooms for their hard work and success in beautifying our city," says Mayor Mark Gerretsen. "These winners we celebrate have rightfully earned these awards – but, I hope they don't mind that all of Kingston shares in the bragging rights."

The 10th annual Kingston Blooms awards were handed out during a ceremony at the University Club at Queen's University. Gardens were judged on the WOW factor, design, maintenance and environmental awareness.  This year's event co-sponsors were Canadian Tire and Sun Harvest Greenhouses.

And the winners are:

Small Garden Category

  1. Jane McGrattan
  2. Joan Tremblay
  3. Terry Vivian

Medium Garden

  1. Susan Swackhammer
  2. Michelle Doyle
  3. Jeff Collins

Large Garden

  1. Michelle Skolnick
  2. Greg Rosen
  3. Wiebke Wilkens

Senior's Garden

  1. Elizabeth Hamacher
  2. Margot Kreamer
  3. Lois McCullough

Multi-Family Garden

  1. Waterford Retirement Residence
  2. Harbour Place
  3. Mayfair – Homestead

Commercial Garden

  1. Cataraqui Cemetery
  2. Homestead Head Office
  3. Robert J Reid and Sons

Community Gardens

  1. Joseph Dominick Sensory Garden at Ognwanada
  2. Oak Street Community Garden

Educational Institution Garden

  1. St. Patrick Catholic School
  2. Joyceville Public School

Religious Institution Garden

  1. St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
  2. St. Mary's Cathedral
  3. St. Andrews by the Lake

Water Wise Garden

  1. Mrs. Irving Rosen
  2. Deborah Corcoran
  3. Jean Keen

Mayor's Choice Award

  • Cataraqui Cemetery

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Media contact: For more information call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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