May 17, 2010
Streetscape 2010, Mississauga's residential front garden contest has returned for a second
year. The contest - a successful partnership between the City of Mississauga and local
horticultural societies - is open to all residents, and invites entries in three classes:
large, small and new this year, townhouse gardens.
"The contest is for all experience levels, from the beginner to the seasoned
gardener," said Streetscape Co-Chair, Maureen Ricker. "You don't need to be an expert
to enter. We welcome every type of garden, so whatever your style, this is your opportunity to
share your passion and showcase what you have created. We are particularly pleased to offer a
separate class for townhouses this year. It takes a lot of creativity to work with a small
space, and we wanted to recognize that."
"Streetscape Mississauga fosters civic pride, environmental responsibility and
beautification," said John Lohuis, director of Recreation and Parks. "By working with
affiliated horticultural groups and residents, the city is furthering its goals by connecting
to our natural environment."
The contest is open to all Mississauga residents and focuses on front gardens only. There are
three garden categories: large garden frontage of 51ft. (15.5m) or larger; small garden
frontage of 50ft. (15.2m) or smaller; and townhouse garden any size.
Gardens will be judged by volunteers from local horticultural societies, and will be evaluated
on visual appeal, overall design, general maintenance and originality. Judging will start June
25, 2010 and run through to the end of July. Prizes will be awarded to the top three gardens in
the large and small classes, and to the best townhouse garden.
How to enter:
The entry period is from May 18 - June 18, 2010. Entry forms and contest details are in the
Streetscape brochure, available at community centres, libraries and local nurseries. Other
entry options include:
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201 City Centre Drive 9th Floor
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2T4
Attention: Hazel McColl, Community Development Coordinator
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