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Communities in Bloom gears up

Communities in Bloom’s fifth annual Residential & Business Garden Contest has begun!

Anyone can enter the contest, from the experienced to novice gardeners, in several categories: small residential yard; large residential; patio/balcony gardens; and full-size and half-size community plots.

Communities in Bloom’s fifth annual Residential & Business Garden Contest has begun!

Anyone can enter the contest, from the experienced to novice gardeners, in several categories: small residential yard; large residential; patio/balcony gardens; and full-size and half-size community plots.

New this year is a child’s garden category and a category for multi-residential gardens. This gives all apartment buildings, condos, townhouses, long-term care residences, etc., a chance to compete.

The Communities in Bloom committee would like to thank our major sponsors: Lady Bug Nursery, CR Garden Centre, Sticks & Stones and  Willow’s Market, with special recognition for the generosity of Shar-Kare, Brymix, Renuable Resources, Serendipity in the Garden, Comox Strathcona Waste Management, Compost Diva Solutions, Nijhuis Landscapes, City of Campbell River and the CR Garden Club.

Registration forms can be picked up from any of our major sponsors or online under “What’s New” at www.campbellriver.ca. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. on May 20.

All garden contest participants are invited to attend the dessert meet and greet at the Campbell River Museum on July 21. The national Communities in Bloom judges will attend this event, where garden contest winners will be announced, prizes awarded and gardens acknowledged throughout the evening.

Call the city at 250-286-7275 for more infor