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Trillium awards honouring Hamilton’s gardeners goes online this year

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Trillium awards honouring Hamilton’s gardeners goes online this year

Did you have some extra time on your hands this spring? Did you try your hand at gardening and are pleased with the results? Well, maybe you deserve a little recognition for your hard work.

Hamilton’s Trillium Awards are going digital this year and they’re only accepting self-nominations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Hamilton said that the traditional format for the awards will have to go online for 2020.

“Public Health restrictions to support the health and safety of staff, volunteer judges and property owners during the COVID-19 response does not allow for the Trillium Program to run as it does in a normal year,” the City says on their website.

“This year, property owners will have the ability to nominate themselves for a chance to win a White Trillium Certificate.”

Gardeners will have to nominate themselves for the certificates and will have to provide three photos of their hard work which will be judged by a panel of volunteers.

Online nominations will open next week on Monday (June 15) and run until July 15.

This is the criteria for this year’s awards:

  • Nominees are required to upload 3 photos of their front garden with at least one (1) photo capturing the entire front landscape of the property.
  • Nominations can be made for residential and business properties in any City of Hamilton ward.
  • Judging period August 1 to 10, 2020
  • Winners announced August 2020

Nominations can be submitted here.

The City says that winners will receive their certificates in the mail.

The Ancaster Horticultural Society operates a Ward 12-specific program and has confirmed that their program is running this year.

For Ancaster residents interested in the awards, visit the horticultural society’s website here.

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