May 08, 2013
Streetscape Mississauga, in partnership with the City of Mississauga and local
horticultural societies, launches its annual citywide Glorious Gardens Contest by introducing
two new prizes Garden of the Year and Best Display of Colour.
Streetscape Mississauga is a great program that continues to encourage residents and small
businesses to show their community pride, said Howie Dayton, Director of Recreation for the
City of Mississauga. Gardening does more than beautify our neighbourhoods. Its an enjoyable
and rewarding pastime that helps keep participants of all ages healthy, active and engaged in
their surroundings, workplace and community.
The new Garden of the Year award recognizes the years best overall garden and will be chosen
from all first place winners. The Best Display of Colour award is designed to appeal to new
gardeners and those who love to surround themselves with a rainbow of colours. The winner will
be selected from all non-winning entries.
"We are delighted again to be offering these two new contest features this year, and were
hoping for a record-breaking number of entries, added Streetscape Co-Chair Maureen Ricker.
"Streetscape is a contest for everyone as it highlights the importance of greening and
beautifying our personal surroundings and our community.
Residential Contest Entry Period May 13 to June 16, 2013
The contest is open to all Mississauga residents and is limited to front gardens. 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 July 2, 2013
and continue to the end of July. Prizes will be awarded to the top three gardens in each
Small Business Contest Entry Period May 31 to July 7, 2013
The contest is open to all small businesses in Mississauga with 25 employees or fewer. Final
judging of the best five displays in each class will be done on site in late July.
Streetscape Mississauga was established as a working partnership between the City of
Mississauga and the city's four horticultural societies. It was introduced in 2009 as a
component of Mississauga In Bloom and is now an independent program. Created and delivered
entirely by volunteers with City staff support, the contest has been an unqualified success
with new classes and new features added each year.
For complete more information or contest rules about Streetscape Mississauga 2013, visit www.mississauga.ca/streetscape or call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 outside city
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Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051