As part of the Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan, we are committed to being a Green City that is healthy, resilient, environmentally sustainable – and beautiful!
Brampton is home to many front gardens, and we know residents take pride in keeping them green and beautiful.
From July 1 until August 1, residents are invited to share a photo of their front garden with us. The City, along with the Brampton Horticultural Society and Chinguacousy Garden Club, will be selecting the best six front gardens. Winners will be announced in September, featured online, receive a recognition card, and win a gift certificate to a local nursery!
Photo Submission Criteria
- One photo per household
- Landscape (horizontal) view that encompasses the entire front garden
- No pets, people or easily identifiable house numbers must be shown
- Aim to take the photo day time for best lighting
- Acceptable file formats are JPG or PNG (in high-resolution quality
- Photo must be submitted via registration form (photos sent via social media or email will not be accepted)
Submissions are now closed
- Visual Appeal: the overall visual impact; colour and texture; a pleasing sense of harmony and balance
- Overall Appearance: a good use of space, design coordination between plants and other elements
- General Maintenance: the quality of care in pruning; weed and disease control; taking into consideration of environment methods (mulching, drought tolerant planting)
- Individuality: the creative use of special features such as ponds, garden sculpture, rockeries or a themed garden
Tips for a beautiful and green garden
- Pay attention to how
sunlight passes through your yard before choosing a spot for your garden. Most
edible plants, including many vegetables, herbs, and fruits, need at least 6
hours of sun in order to thrive.
your garden regularly. Mornings are the best time.
around trees and shrubs to prevent weeds – check out this video
to learn more.
- Attract pollinators to your garden by planting Black
Eyed Susans, Salvia, Hyssop or Bergamot – check out this
video to learn more.
dying flowers and prune back any dead branches from shrubs
garbage and recycling bins to the side of the house.
Gardening Tips from Brampton Parks