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May 14, 2012
Nominations open for Scarborough's Trillium Garden Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the City of Toronto's annual Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Scarborough District, Trillium Garden Awards for 2012.

The awards recognize outstanding front gardens in Scarborough that contribute to city beautification through creative landscaping, colourful annual and perennial plantings, and well-kept grounds. The nomination deadline is Friday, July 6.

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, with judging criteria that include 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

The awards will be presented in October.

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

To submit a nomination or to obtain more information about the Trillium Garden Awards, residents can call the nomination hotline at 416-396-4862 and provide the address of the home or business for nomination.

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