City of St. Catharines
ST. CATHARINES – The City of St. Catharines celebrated its greenest thumbs Wednesday, at the 29th annual Trillium Awards for Excellence in Landscapes.
The program honours citizens and organizations demonstrating a commitment to making neighbourhoods throughout the Garden City more beautiful and friendly places.
“Our residents and business owners lead by example and show pride in our community,” said Mayor Brian McMullan. “Congratulations to all of our nominees and award recipients for your commitment to beautifying the Garden City.”
Awards recognized residential gardening, commercial gardening, doorway planting, tree growth and civic beautification. Special awards were given by the St. Catharines Green Committee to recognize education and leadership.
Two independent judges ranked entries based on use of colour, garden maintenance, use of plant and landscape material, as well as how they fit in with the existing landscapes.
* Mayor’s Award – Most Outstanding Landscape: 51 Yates St.
* Residential Garden Awards: 1st place: 57 Hillcrest Ave.; 2nd place: 88 Dalhousie Ave.; 3rd place: 9 Damson St.
* Commercial Property Winner: 91 Lakeshore Rd. – St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church
* Entrance/Doorway Planting: 1st place: 31 Sawmill Rd. – Cobblestone Gates; 2nd place: 14 Prince Edward Dr.; 3rd place: 83 Mac Turnbull Dr.
* Significant or Specimen Tree: 377 Queenston St., American Sweet Gum (Liquidamber styraciflua), Height: 19.4m Girth: 6.82m
* Civic Beautification Awards: Merritton: 27 Oxford St. and 113 St. Augustine Dr.; St. Andrew’s: 4 Willowdale Ave. and 118 Riverview Blvd.; St. George’s: 39 Linden St. and 10 Karen Ave.; St. Patrick’s: 13-15 Midland St., 111 Queen St. and 113 Queen St.; Grantham: 181 Lakeshore Rd. and 21 Old Oxford Rd.; Port Dalhousie: 67 Dalhousie Ave. and 1 Graham Ave.
* Green Committee Awards Green Leadership Award winners
The Garden of Eating – Niagara; The Friends of Malcolmson Eco-Park
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