Green Thumb contest winners

Green Thumb Awards were presented at a reception Sept. 17.

The Communities in Bloom Committee honoured this year’s Green Thumb Awards winners during an award reception on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The awards recognize local individuals, businesses and communities that help beautify the city through its gardening and stewardship efforts.

The contest winners are:


Best large residential garden

Marion and Wyn Lewis, Okanagan Villa


Best Medium Sized Garden

Judy Lang and Brian Chamberlain


Best Small Garden

Vera and Brent Cumiskey


Best Guerilla Garden

King’s Garden – Alma Ingbritson and Coleen McClain


Best Design for Heritage House Landscaping

Lindon House – Linda Scott McDonald and Don McDonald


Best School Garden

Casorso Elementary School


Best Large Business Landscaping

Recreation Inn and Patio Chaos


Best Golf Course Landscaping

Harvest Golf Club


Best Doctor’s Office Landscaping – Small Business Category –

Dr. Stan and Margaret Szombathy


Best Multi-unit Residential Landscaping

Bristol Gardens


Best Rental Apartment Flower Garden

Palisades Apartments on Walnut St – Victor Good for Witmar Development


Best Institutional Landscaping

Central Okanagan Hospice House Garden


Best Gated Community Landscaping



Best Seniors Residence Landscaping

Lakeshore Place


Best Church Landscaping

St. Andrews Church


Best Community Garden

Willow Park Rutland


Best Block

South Pandosy – Lakeshore from Raymer to Landfranco


Gardener of the Year

Master Gardener Darlene Cross


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