Gardens of Brampton: Front Garden Recognition Program

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​​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 to August 1, residents were invited to share a photo of their front garden with us. The City, along with the Brampton Horticultural Society and Chinguacousy Garden Club, selected the best six front gardens. Winners received a recognition card and a gift certificate to a local nursery.​​

Congratulations! The winners are…

Maria Gouveia (Ward 4)

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Nora Sugatan (Ward 6)

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Moby Pahwa (Ward 10)

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Dalia Jose (Ward 5)

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Melissa Dusowoth (Ward 8)

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Anusha Esky (Ward 10)

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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)

Judging Criteria

  • 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.
  • Water your garden regularly. Mornings are the best time.
  • Mulch 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.
  • Remove dying flowers and prune back any dead branches from shrubs
  • Keep garbage and recycling bins to the side of the house.

Gardening Tips from Brampton Parks