Richmond Hill Blooms

Richmond Hill Blooms is a program designed to encourage residents to play a role in making Richmond Hill a more beautiful place to live, work and play by creating attractive, colourful and well-maintained front gardens and recognizing them. Neighbours, friends and relatives can nominate front gardens for recognition. You can even nominate your own garden!

2021 Nominations are Closed

Thanks to everyone who nominated a front garden for recognition. See below for sign drop-off, shortlisting and judging dates.

To ensure fairness and provide equal opportunity for all residents, first place winners in each ward will be ineligible from winning first, second or third place for a period of one year. This means that the 2020 first place winners can still be nominated, however, they will not be considered for the Top Three Gardens in their ward in 2021. 

Important 2021 Dates:

  • Nomination period: Friday, May 28 – Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Nomination sign drop-off period: Beginning the week of July 19, 2021
  • Shortlisted sticker drop-off period: Week of July 19 to August 3, 2021
  • Judging period: Tuesday, August 3 – Friday, August 20, 2021

*Dates subject to change.

Richmond Hill Blooms 2018

Judging - Tuesday, August 3 - Friday, August 20

Every nominated residential front garden will be acknowledged with a recognition sign for their garden as part of the Richmond Hill Blooms program two-step judging process. Following this recognition, a short list of best gardens will be identified by Richmond Hill staff horticulturalists. The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society will then select the top three gardens per ward based on the Ontario Horticultural Association's Garden and Special Planting Criteria.   

The top three front gardens in each ward will receive a plaque and recognition on the City’s website. Winners will be announced this fall.

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2020 winning gardens

Congratulations to our winners! Please enjoy their beautiful front gardens in the gallery below. 

Ward 1

1st Place

69 Worthington Avenue
Ward 1 First place winner

2nd Place

75 Sandbanks Drive

Ward 1 2nd place winner

3rd Place

355 North Lake Road

Ward 1 3rd place winner

Ward 2
1st Place 

15 Sussex Ave
Ward 2 1st place winner

2nd Place

5 Stephenson Gate

Ward 2 2nd place winner

3rd Place

299 Browndale Crescent
Ward 2 - 3rd place winner

Ward 3
1st Place

261 Kimono Crescent
 Ward 3 - 1st place winner

2nd Place - Tie!

112 Goode Street
Ward 3 2nd place winner - tied 

39 Libra Avenue
Ward 3 2nd place winner - tied 

3rd Place

1 Joplin Gate
Ward 3 3rd place winner 

Ward 4
1st Place

58 Leisure Lane
Ward 4 1st place winner 

2nd Place - Tie!

10 Candlelight Drive
Ward 4 2nd place winner - tied 

7 Keble Court
Ward 4 2nd place winner - tied 

3rd Place - Tie!

22 Guinevere Court

Ward 4 3rd place winner - tied

16 Platinum Avenue

Ward 4 3rd place winner - tied

Ward 5
1st Place - Tie!

21 Merrylynn Drive
Ward 5 1st place winner - tied 

70 Stockdale Crescent
Ward 5 1st place winner - tied 

2nd Place

138 Pemberton Road

Ward 5 2nd place winner
3rd Place 

11 Greenbelt Crescent
Ward 5 3rd place winner 


Ward 6
1st Place

5 Ronald Avenue
 Ward 6 1st place winner

2nd Place - Tie!

8 Caymus Street

Ward 6 2nd place winner

171 Valleymede Drive

Ward 6 2nd place winner - tied

3rd Place 

31 Yukon Drive

Ward 6 3rd place winner