The city of Yellowknife is launching a summer gardening competition as a fun way to recognize the gardeners in Yellowknife who have the green thumb that beautify the city of Yellowknife.

The Miracle Grow Best Garden Selection Competition is presented by the city of Yellowknife with support from Communities in Bloom and Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection.

Nominations will be accepted in the following six categories:

  • Bee Friendly;
  • Container Garden;
  • Flower Garden;
  • Rock Garden;
  • Tiny Garden;
  • Vegetable Garden;

Nominators are asked to submit at least one photo with their nomination which will be uploaded to the City of Yellowknife website and social media pages for residents to enjoy. Following the nomination period, judges will visit the gardens and select a winner in each category. Nominations will be accepted until August 2nd.

Category winners will be awarded a prize pack courtesy of Scott’s Miracle-Gro. On Sunday, August 11th, residents are invited to visit the many gardens entered into the competition and a map of the locations will be available on-line.