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The Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Contest


The Miracle-Gro® Best Garden Selection contest is a fun way to recognize community members who go the extra mile to make our city beautiful!  You can nominate yourself, a neighbour, a local business, or any Brandon resident!   After all nominations have been submitted, the City of Brandon Community Development team will evaluate and select 12 winning estates to receive a Miracle-Gro® gift package and recognition sign!  The Brandon Community Development team reviews every application.  It is important that the garden follows certain criteria including:

  • Suitability of plant material, balance, attractiveness, ease of maintenance, selection and arrangement of plant combinations and harmony with walls, fences, driveways etc.
  • No artificial flowers and/or holiday décor.
  • Upkeep in the control of insects, diseases, weeds and overall vigor of plant material.
  • The condition and maintenance of landscape elements such planters, walkways, lawns, special garden features, etc.

This event brings together the community by supporting each other and having a strong appreciation for others efforts.  Brandon's Community Development team is looking forward to seeing all the beautiful gardens!  If you are interested in participating, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 204-729-2257.

Available form to print out: 2017 Nomination Form

The nomination deadline is Friday, July 28th


Nominee Announcement

Congratulations to all of those who were entered in the Miracle-Gro Best Garden Selection Contest!  Your greenthumb is recognized by the community, and we are excited to see your hardwork!  We are proud to announce the 2017 nominees:

  • Ed and Edna Verhelst
  • Lisa Burch
  • Grant and Kathy Fowler
  • Lyla Perkins
  • Gwen Beam
  • Esther Bryan
  • Norah Woychyshyn
  • Jim and Rosemary Cornett
  • Kenny and Rebecca Choy
  • Greg Boguski
  • Barb Robinson
  • Deanne Sawchuk
  • Daly House Museum
  • Burger King
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Kim's Asian Resturant
  • Advanced Hearing Clinic
  • Brandon Garden Club

The 12 finalists will be posted on Friday, August 18th before 4pm, so stay tuned!


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