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June 11, 2013
Nominations invited for Scarborough's annual garden awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Scarborough District 2013 Trillium Garden Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding front gardens in Scarborough that contribute to the beautification of the city through creative landscaping, colourful annual and perennial plantings and well kept grounds. Monday, July 8 is the deadline for nominations.

All gardens belonging to residents and businesses with a street address in the following wards are eligible for nomination:
• Wards 35 and 36 (Scarborough Southwest)
• Wards 37 and 38 (Scarborough Centre)
• Wards 39 and 40 (Scarborough-Agincourt)
• Wards 41 and 42 (Scarborough-Rouge River)
• Wards 43 and 44 (Scarborough East).

Gardens will be judged in late July or early August based on a variety of criteria including design, use of plant material, condition and maintenance, hard landscaping, environmental practices, community contribution and distinction. Gardens will be recognized in the following categories:
• Residential - Traditional
• Residential - Environmental/Alternative
• Commercial - Industrial and High Density

An awards presentation will take place on Thursday, October 3.

The Trillium Garden Awards is a successful partnership between Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and volunteers from the Agincourt Garden Club and the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society.

For more information about the Trillium Garden Awards, or to submit your nomination(s), call the nomination hotline at 416-396-4862.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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