Are you in bloom? Yellowknife launches gardening contest


Yellowknifers who’ve dodged the rain and cold to produce a stunning garden will have 12 chances to win as the city hosts a summer contest.

On Monday, the City of Yellowknife said a competition sponsored by Communities in Bloom and Miracle-Gro would recognize winners across a range of categories.


Nominations will be accepted until July 26.

To enter a nomination, you need to send in at least one photo of the garden in question.

Judges will then visit each nominee before selecting winners to receive a prize pack supplied by Miracle-Gro.

Lastly, an open day on Sunday, August 4 will allow residents to tour the gardens entered into the contest using a map published online.

Here are the categories you can enter:


  • Bee-friendly
  • Community garden
  • Container garden
  • Flower garden
  • Front yard, or “curb appeal”
  • Funky garden
  • Greenhouse
  • Rock garden
  • Tiny garden
  • Vegetable garden
  • Water feature
  • Youth garden
  • Muskox

OK, we made that last category up.

(Although if you have a hidden horticultural moskux that beats the City’s entry, then we’d like to hear about that.)

To find out more and enter the competition, visit the City’s website.