Help beautify the city from the ground up

As plants and flowers being to burst into life, the Communities in Bloom Committee is inviting gardeners and citizens to get growing this summer.

As plants and flowers being to burst into life, the Communities in Bloom Committee is inviting gardeners and citizens to get growing this summer.

The committee is also reminding the public to nominate great local gardens for a Green Thumb Award.

The Green Thumb Awards recognize various individuals, and groups within the city of Kelowna that beautify the community through their gardening and stewardship efforts. Nominations are welcomed in a variety of categories including large and small private gardens, commercial gardens or business landscaping, xeriscape gardens, tree preservation and planting efforts, multi-unit or neighbourhood gardens, as well as other institutional or school displays.

“We know that there are a number of creative and stunning gardens in Kelowna that contribute to the overall beauty of our neighbourhoods and the city as a whole,” said Lorna Rowland, City of Kelowna landscape design technician. “We’re looking for help from the community to recognize the efforts of these hardworking individuals and groups.”

Nomination forms are available at Park Services, 1359 KLO Rd., or online at kelowna.ca/residents.

The forms can be submitted in person or emailed to greenthumbawards@gmail.com by June 21.

 

Kelowna Capital News