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Jun. 18, 2021 | Friday
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Garden of Week contest goes virtual
A trillium growing in the wild. (File Photo)

NOTL's Communities in Bloom committee is going virtual with its popular Garden of the Week contest.

Niagara-on-the-Lake residents can now submit their gardens for consideration on the town’s Join the Conversation page in 10 categories: Container gardens, vegetable/kitchen/herb gardens, water feature gardens, hydrangeas, children’s gardens, hanging baskets, bee and butterfly gardens, specialized plants in Niagara, climbing vines and rose gardens.

Over the next 10 weeks, submissions will be accepted and then the Communities in Bloom Committee will choose the top three  finalists in each category. There will be no weekly winning garden as in the past.

The public will be able to vote on the shortlisted selections on the Join the Conversation page to determine the winner in each category.

 “We want to encourage every skill level, young and old, to participate from all five villages in the town," said Bette Ann James, vice-chair of the Communities in Bloom committee.

"Let’s see what our Niagara on the Lake gardeners have got. Good luck and happy growing.”

In addition, The Lake Report and other media will publish 10 weekly gardening columns with tips and ideas.

For full contest details, go to