The Municipality of North Grenville is excited to participate in Communities in Bloom (CiB) Ontario starting in 2023, and for future years to come. Communities in Bloom is a non-profit charitable organization that focuses on improving the aesthetic appeal of communities and promote friendly competition between Canadian communities to beautify their civic spaces.
Communities in Bloom aims to promote civic pride, environmental responsibility, and beautification through community involvement and the use of green spaces. North Grenville is looking forward to showcasing our community, including heritage sites, gardens, and green spaces, through the creation of our profile book, and hosting the judges as they tour our community. Residents, businesses, and community groups are invited to take part in North Grenville’s submission into CiB by submitting photos to be used on the North Grenville website, for the creation of our profile book, and taking part in touring the beautiful landscapes and green space within the community to help support the initiative.
For more information about Communities in Bloom - Ontario, see their website here.
We are looking for a group of enthusiastic individuals dedicated to leading us on our 2024 Communities in Bloom Adventure! Whether you’re an experienced gardener or simply have a heart for making our Municipality a picturesque haven, you’re invited to join us as we take part in Communities in Bloom for a second year.
- Make a lasting impact on our community’s aesthetic and ambiance.
- Connect with fellow green enthusiasts.
- Cultivate your creativity.
- Promote civic pride and civic stewardship!
What the team will be tasked with:
- Assist North Grenville with promoting North Grenville in Bloom
- Create engaging initiatives for the Community to take part in North Grenville in Bloom (an example could be to create and enforce an Adopt-a-Planter program)
- Complete a profile book that showcases North Grenville’s Gardens, Landscapes, Environmental Action, Local Heritage Sights, Floral Displays, and Urban Forestry and Trials.
- Complete a tour for judges visiting from neighboring Communities to showcase North Grenville
The NGiB Team will be asked to meet once a month leading up to the judge’s tour to lead and direct staff for the 2024 iteration.
For more information, and to join the Team, email
2023 North Grenville in Bloom Photo Contest
Get snapping and capture the beauty of North Grenville!
The North Grenville in Bloom Photo Contest is open to a variety of categories:
- Environmental Action
- Local Heritage Sights
- Floral Displays, and
- Urban Forestry and Trails
Prizes will be awarded to the winning photos and runners-up. First-place prizes will amount to $50, and runners-up will be awarded $25 worth of prizes.
There will also be a $50 prize awarded to the “People’s Choice” winner chosen through online voting on the North Grenville Communities in Bloom Facebook page.
Contest runs until Monday, July 17, 2023. Please read all the rules and regulations before entering.
Thank you to everyone who participated. The contest is now closed.
The judging process is designed to encourage communities to work together to create beautiful, sustainable, and environmentally responsible spaces to enhance the quality of life of their residents.
A team of trained judges will tour the community later this summer and evaluate it based on the following criteria:
- Environmental Action
- Floral Displays
- Heritage Conservation
- Landscaped Areas
- Urban Forestry & Trails
Based on the evaluation, communities may be awarded ratings from one to five blooms, five blooms being the highest rating. Based on their ranking, communities can move on to the national and international competitions. Communities may also be eligible for special awards based on specific criteria such as sustainability, biodiversity, or community involvement.
As part of the program, North Grenville will create a community profile book and host judges on a tour of the community. Anyone who is interested in supporting the Communities in Bloom initiative by taking part in the tour can sign up by clicking the button below. Or for more information, email
North Grenville in Bloom Tour Map
CiB’s 2023 Colour of the Year
CiB has chosen purple as the colour of the year due to the “variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind, enhancing feelings of spirituality and encouraging imagination and creativity.”
Check out the North Grenville in Bloom 2023 Profile Book
Click the image to view the full book!
Communities Register with the organization
Upon registration, communities are required to provide a profile book and plan a tour for the judges’ visit to the community.
Nominate a fellow gardener for our Garden of the Week! We’d love to showcase their beautiful garden and recognize their hard work and dedication in creating such a stunning garden.
Closing August 10th, 2023
Get snapping - let's see your gardens, landscapes, heritage sites, forests and trails!
Closing August 10th, 2023
August 14th-16th, 2023
A team of trained judges will visit the community to evaluate it based on a set of criteria once the season is in full bloom (this includes environmental action, floral designs, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape, and floral displays).
Following the evaluation, the judges will provide feedback to the community on areas that they excelled and areas that can be improved on, intending to help the community to continue and develop over time.
Based on the evaluation, communities may be awarded ratings from one to five blooms, five blooms being the highest rating. Communities may also be eligible for special awards based on specific criteria such as sustainability, biodiversity, or community involvement.