Green Thumb winners announced

The Communities in Bloom Committee has announced this year's Green Thumb winners.

  • Sep. 13, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The Communities in Bloom Committee has announced the winners for this year’s Green Thumb Awards. The winners were honoured during an award reception on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The awards recognize local individuals, businesses and communities that help beautify our city through their gardening and stewardship efforts. Congratulations to all of the winners:

Gardener of the Year: Don Burnett

Best Large Heritage House Garden: Christine and Allan Surtees

Best Large Garden: Lorraine Hodges and Murray Sandulac

Best Medium Garden: Ribbit Farms, Chef Rod Butters

Best Small Garden: Jayne and Hugo Koller

Best Xeriscape Garden: Kathy and Rick Shave

Best Community Project: Growing Chefs – Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture

Schools involved: A.S. Matheson Elementary School and Glenmore Elementary School

Best Golf Club Landscaping: Sunset Golf and Country Club

Best Winery Landscaping: Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Best Seniors Residence Landscaping: Brandt’s Creek Mews

Best Multi-Unit Landscaping: Meadowbrook Estate

Best Large Commercial Landscaping: Landmark 6

Best Small Commercial Landscaping: The Train Station Pub

Best Gated Community Landscaping: Sandpointe

Best Restaurant Patio Landscaping: Earls Kitchen and Bar

Best Heritage Preservation Project and Landscaping: Central Okanagan Heritage Society for Benvoulin Church and Guisachan Heritage Park

Best Urban Forestry Project: Victor Projects Ltd. – Baron Rd.

Best Block: Tulameen Road – Kettle Valley

For the more information about the Communities in Bloom Committee, visit

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