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Calling all Kelowna green thumbs

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May 13, 2015 - 11:18 AM

KELOWNA - The City of Kelowna’s Park Services and the Communities in Bloom Committee are now accepting nominations for Green Thumb Awards which honour local gardens. The awards recognize local individuals, businesses and communities that help beautify our City through their gardening and stewardship efforts.

Categories include:

Floral and Landscaping
- Large and small residential gardens
- Large and small commercial gardens
- Xeriscape gardens
- Multi-unit residential gardens
- Institutional gardens (schools, churches, care facilities, seniors residences)

Community Involvement
- Horticulture and garden clubs
- School children
- Service clubs

- Individual and/or community projects

Urban Forestry
- Tree preservation and planting

Best Block
- Street, boulevard, lane, cul-de-sac

Gardener of the Year
- An individual who has made outstanding contributions to horticulture and gardening

Interested individuals can go online at, under “Communities in Bloom” to download a nomination form. Completed forms can be submitted to the Communities in Bloom Committee by email to or by mail to the City of Kelowna Park Services office by Monday, June 30. Judging will take place mid-July and award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on September 9.

For more information about the awards and other Park Services’ initiatives, visit

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