Garden of the Week

The popular Garden of the Week Contest, organized by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society invites you to nominate your favourite residential gardens including friends, family, neighbours or even your own garden in the area. The contest runs from June 1 to August 31, 2019.

To submit a nomination, fill out the form below. The weekly deadline is Monday evening. Any submitted nominee not been selected as a winner will carry forward to the following week for consideration. You may nominate as many gardens as you wish. Nominations will be reviewed weekly by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society judges. Winning gardens will be featured each week on the Town’s website and social media channels.

Only front gardens will be judged, and the gardens must be in the municipality of Niagara-on-the-Lake and visible from the road. This includes residences in the five communities as well as the surrounding rural areas. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society will evaluate the nominations based on four criteria:

  • Streetscape and curb appeal
  • Personal expression and creativity
  • Colour and texture
  • Maintenance and neatness.

The prize awarded to the residential garden winner of the week includes a bottle of wine donated by Caroline Estate Winery and a gift certificate donated by Regal Florist and Garden Centre.

This program is affiliated with the National Communities in Bloom program that fosters civic pride, environmental responsibility, and beautification through community involvement.

Click here for more information about the NOTL Horticultural Society.

Click here for more information regarding the Town’s Communities in Bloom activities.

The popular Garden of the Week Contest, organized by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society invites you to nominate your favourite residential gardens including friends, family, neighbours or even your own garden in the area. The contest runs from June 1 to August 31, 2019.

To submit a nomination, fill out the form below. The weekly deadline is Monday evening. Any submitted nominee not been selected as a winner will carry forward to the following week for consideration. You may nominate as many gardens as you wish. Nominations will be reviewed weekly by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society judges. Winning gardens will be featured each week on the Town’s website and social media channels.

Only front gardens will be judged, and the gardens must be in the municipality of Niagara-on-the-Lake and visible from the road. This includes residences in the five communities as well as the surrounding rural areas. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society will evaluate the nominations based on four criteria:

  • Streetscape and curb appeal
  • Personal expression and creativity
  • Colour and texture
  • Maintenance and neatness.

The prize awarded to the residential garden winner of the week includes a bottle of wine donated by Caroline Estate Winery and a gift certificate donated by Regal Florist and Garden Centre.

This program is affiliated with the National Communities in Bloom program that fosters civic pride, environmental responsibility, and beautification through community involvement.

Click here for more information about the NOTL Horticultural Society.

Click here for more information regarding the Town’s Communities in Bloom activities.

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 10

    5 days ago
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    The winner for Week 10 is 1994 York Street, Queenston, owned by Mary Kiss. The comments from the judges are as follows; “A mature garden with a lovely mix of flowering shrubs and hydrangeas. There are lots of low spreading evergreens. A mix of deciduous trees and evergreens are centered with a lovely red maple. The garden is calm and has many textures. It has been lovingly cared for over the years.”

    The winner for Week 10 is 1994 York Street, Queenston, owned by Mary Kiss. The comments from the judges are as follows; “A mature garden with a lovely mix of flowering shrubs and hydrangeas. There are lots of low spreading evergreens. A mix of deciduous trees and evergreens are centered with a lovely red maple. The garden is calm and has many textures. It has been lovingly cared for over the years.”

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 9

    11 days ago
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    The winner for Week 9 is 33 Prideaux Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Michael and Jill Burke. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This harmonious, mature garden has a variety of interesting, mostly shade plants beautifully arranged for maximum flow and rhythm. Touches of colour of well-placed flowers highlight the textures of different foliage plants and move the eye throughout the garden. Several attractive urns and hardscaping provide interesting focal points. This lovely garden wraps around the house creating a very beautiful corner setting.”

    The winner for Week 9 is 33 Prideaux Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Michael and Jill Burke. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This harmonious, mature garden has a variety of interesting, mostly shade plants beautifully arranged for maximum flow and rhythm. Touches of colour of well-placed flowers highlight the textures of different foliage plants and move the eye throughout the garden. Several attractive urns and hardscaping provide interesting focal points. This lovely garden wraps around the house creating a very beautiful corner setting.”

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 8

    19 days ago
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    The winner for Week 8 is 19 Colonel Butler Crescent, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Jan Van Haren and Brian Carberry. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This eclectic, welcoming garden has a large variety of trees and shrubs that reflects pride of ownership and the owners passion for gardening.”

    The winner for Week 8 is 19 Colonel Butler Crescent, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Jan Van Haren and Brian Carberry. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This eclectic, welcoming garden has a large variety of trees and shrubs that reflects pride of ownership and the owners passion for gardening.”

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 7

    26 days ago
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    The winner for Week 7 is 298 Four Mile Creek Road, St. Davids owned by Karen Felesko. The comments from the judges are as follows; “Karen is an artist and metal sculpturist located in St Davids, NOTL. Her pieces can be seen in public spaces around Niagara. Karen’s garden reflects her passion and her control of materials by deploying a monochromatic scheme complimenting her work along with a beautiful use of hardscape."

    The winner for Week 7 is 298 Four Mile Creek Road, St. Davids owned by Karen Felesko. The comments from the judges are as follows; “Karen is an artist and metal sculpturist located in St Davids, NOTL. Her pieces can be seen in public spaces around Niagara. Karen’s garden reflects her passion and her control of materials by deploying a monochromatic scheme complimenting her work along with a beautiful use of hardscape."

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 6

    about 1 month ago
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    The winner for Week 6 is 53 Kirkwood Drive, Niagara-on-the-Lake owned by Diana and Hermano Ponte. The comments from the judges are as follows; "The garden has good rhythm and flow, with good colour composition and an attractive use of hard scape. This Garden reflects pride of ownership and is very well maintained.”


    The winner for Week 6 is 53 Kirkwood Drive, Niagara-on-the-Lake owned by Diana and Hermano Ponte. The comments from the judges are as follows; "The garden has good rhythm and flow, with good colour composition and an attractive use of hard scape. This Garden reflects pride of ownership and is very well maintained.”


  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 5

    about 1 month ago
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    The winner for Week 5 is 14541 Niagara River Parkway, Queenston, owned by William and Bonita Leslie. The comments from the judges are as follows; "The beautifully maintained garden has a well-planned balance of colour, shapes, and textures. Their effective arrangement of plants and colours leads the eyes of viewers across the entire garden, from the arbor through a hedge of Annabelle hydrangeas at the side of the house to the two hydrangea standards that frame their front entrance, and across the driveway to another bed of perennials, shrubs and rocks. They have chosen colour combinations that work well together...

    The winner for Week 5 is 14541 Niagara River Parkway, Queenston, owned by William and Bonita Leslie. The comments from the judges are as follows; "The beautifully maintained garden has a well-planned balance of colour, shapes, and textures. Their effective arrangement of plants and colours leads the eyes of viewers across the entire garden, from the arbor through a hedge of Annabelle hydrangeas at the side of the house to the two hydrangea standards that frame their front entrance, and across the driveway to another bed of perennials, shrubs and rocks. They have chosen colour combinations that work well together and contribute to the flow throughout the garden."

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 4

    about 2 months ago
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    The winner for Week 4 is 118 Johnson Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Paul Evans and Scott Langill. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This is an old fashioned garden that frames the period home with a mix of trees, shrubs, perennials and stone sculptures. In addition, a lovely arbor is covered in roses and window boxes which completes the look."”

    The winner for Week 4 is 118 Johnson Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Paul Evans and Scott Langill. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This is an old fashioned garden that frames the period home with a mix of trees, shrubs, perennials and stone sculptures. In addition, a lovely arbor is covered in roses and window boxes which completes the look."”

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 3

    about 2 months ago
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    The winner for Week 3 is 643 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Alex and Randie Topps. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This garden has a lovely symmetry of Kousa Dogwoods and White Birch. The strategic placement of a Spruce tree provides privacy, and there are lovely perennials in co-coordinating colours with a viewing bench to enjoy the gardens.”

    The winner for Week 3 is 643 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Alex and Randie Topps. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This garden has a lovely symmetry of Kousa Dogwoods and White Birch. The strategic placement of a Spruce tree provides privacy, and there are lovely perennials in co-coordinating colours with a viewing bench to enjoy the gardens.”

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 2

    2 months ago
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    The winner for Week 2 is 83 Gage Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Peter Howe and Judy McLeod. The comments from the judges are as follows; "Our winner this week has a property filled with mature shade trees and lush landscaping that spans two streets on the corner of Victoria and Gage. There are beautifullymanicured lawns with walkways leading to the home and the right balance of planting beds"

    The winner for Week 2 is 83 Gage Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Peter Howe and Judy McLeod. The comments from the judges are as follows; "Our winner this week has a property filled with mature shade trees and lush landscaping that spans two streets on the corner of Victoria and Gage. There are beautifullymanicured lawns with walkways leading to the home and the right balance of planting beds"

  • Garden of the Week Winner - Week 1

    2 months ago
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    The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, in conjunction with the Communities in Bloom Committee and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticulture Society are pleased to be running the Garden of the Week program over the summer months.
    The winner for Week 1 is 210 Centre Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Steve Cohen and Joe Carlino. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This garden has a flowing design, very simple yet elegant. The color pallet of lime and burgundy is stunning set against the home. The homeowners have done a magnificent job!”

    The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, in conjunction with the Communities in Bloom Committee and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticulture Society are pleased to be running the Garden of the Week program over the summer months.
    The winner for Week 1 is 210 Centre Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, owned by Steve Cohen and Joe Carlino. The comments from the judges are as follows; “This garden has a flowing design, very simple yet elegant. The color pallet of lime and burgundy is stunning set against the home. The homeowners have done a magnificent job!”