MISSISSAUGA, August 23, 2013 – The City of Mississauga, in partnership with local horticultural societies, announced the winners of Streetscape Mississauga's garden contest.
"Streetscape Mississauga provides the perfect opportunity to recognize the residents and businesses who dedicate their time, energy and imagination to making our neighbourhoods a more beautiful and earth friendly environment," said Director of Recreation Howie Dayton. "I encourage everyone to get out, walk, cycle and admire the result of their efforts and be inspired to get active and participate in the contest in future years."
Gardens were judged by volunteers from local horticultural societies and evaluated on visual appeal, overall design, general maintenance and originality. Winners will receive their awards at the Streetscape Awards Event on September 9, 2013, at the Mississauga Civic Centre. Winners of two new awards will be announced, "Best Display of Annual Colour" and "Garden of the Year." The Golden Gnome award will also be presented to the Councillor of the ward with the most winning gardens.
"This year's contest has been a challenge," says Maureen Ricker, co-chair of Streetscape Mississauga, "The rain has resulted in unbelievably lush gardens, but the heat has brought plants into bloom earlier and for a shorter time. We have seen some really beautiful gardens, making it harder to select the winners who have been up against some serious competition. Their wins are well and truly deserved."
The winners of this year's Streetscape Mississauga 2013 are:
Traditional Large Gardens
- 1st. Liz Malicki, 858 Bexhill Road
- 2nd. Lucy Amaro, 1453 Skyline Drive
- 3rd. Luiza & Leszek Gubernat, 1186 Barnswallow Court
Traditional Small Gardens
- 1st. Laura Heaslip, 14 Joseph Street
- 2nd. Maria Zacharjasz, 82 Troy Street
- 3rd. Teresa Ierullo & Andrew Rzeszutek, 3292 Greenbelt Crescent
Best Townhouse Garden
- Bonnie Adams & Carol Hill, 1100 Queen Street West, Unit # 37
Living Green Ecogardens
- 1st. Gail & Douglas Markoff, 934 Melton Drive
- 2nd. Mary Simpson, 61 Wesley Avenue
- 3rd. Lynne & Greg Sereda, 2582 Inlake Court
Mississauga's Most Beautiful Business
- Body & Soul Med & Day Spa, 214 Queen Street South
Ricker added, "We hope that garden lovers will take time to visit our winning gardens and perhaps become inspired to enter their own garden in a future contest."
Streetscape Mississauga Sponsors
Streetscape Mississauga is pleased to recognize the sponsors of our 2013 "Glorious Gardens" contest. Title Sponsor: Toemar Garden Supplies and Firewood www.toemar.ca and Prize Sponsor: Springbank Greenhouses www.springbankgreenhouses.com
Streetscape Mississauga was established as a working partnership between the City of Mississauga and the city's four horticultural societies. It was introduced in 2009, as a component of Mississauga In Bloom, and is now an independent program, created and delivered entirely by volunteers with City staff support. The contest features new classes and new additions each year.
For more information about Streetscape Mississauga 2013, visit www.mississauga.ca/streetscape or call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 outside city limits.