2014 – Ancaster Trillium Awards Continue to sprout, bloom & grow!

Going to a garden party this summer? The warmer weather is finally here which means you might want to have a…. “Garden Party- to reminisce with all of your old friends. A chance to share old memories and play old songs again” ….(Ricky Nelson). If you are planning a garden party- you’ll need to start shopping for plants, planning the layout and planting! Getting your garden ready for your outdoor entertainment can be a lot of work and a lot of fun and it certainly adds to the beauty of our Ancaster community for the entire gardening season & beyond! If you’re enjoying an evening stroll or a drive around town, consider entering your property, and/or that of a friend or neighbour, for a beautification award.

The Ancaster Trillium Awards Programme is open to all Ancaster residential and business properties (front gardens only) as viewed from the street. Awards will be divided into three categories: residential, townhouse, and commercial. Judging of properties will primarily focus on originality of design, good use and variety of colour and plants, maintenance, and whether a garden makes a valuable contribution to the neighbourhood. The Award itself is an attractive metal replica of a Trillium which can be proudly displayed in one of your borders.

Ancaster Trillium Awards entry form can be downloaded here . Entry forms will also be available at the Ancaster Information Center at the Ancaster Square on Wilson St.Jackie’s Travel at the Food Basics’ Plaza on Wilson St. and the Swiss Chalet on Golf Links Road in the Meadowlands.

Entries will be accepted from June 5th to June 20th, 2014. The deadline for submitting entry forms is June 20th, 2014. Forms may be dropped off at any of the above locations or mailed to the Ancaster Horticultural Society, P.O. Box 81056 Ancaster, On L9G 4X1. Properties may also be nominated by e-mail. Simply include the address of the property & name of owner (if known) and submit to: ancasterhort.socy@gmail.com

Judging of Ancaster Trillium Awards begins July 12th and ends July 27th, 2014, so have your garden in top shape by then.

Winners will be notified by letter during the first week of August. Due to renovations at the Ancaster Old Town Hall this summer, Awards Ceremony will be held at Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum Bandshell, 64 Sulphur Spring Rd. Ancaster, Ontario on Tuesday August 19th at 7:00 pm.