Growing Great Places Together

Atlantic Provincial Edition

Communities in Bloom is a non-profit, charitable, Canadian organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, and beautification through community engagement and the challenge of friendly competition.

The program nurtures involvement and action by citizens of all ages, municipal governments, local organizations, institutions and businesses. It strives to improve the tidiness, appearance, and visual appeal of our neighborhoods, parks, open spaces, and streetscapes through the imaginative use of flowers, plants and trees.

A focus on environmental awareness and the preservation and conservation of the cultural, natural, and built heritage elements are also integral pillars to the success of the program.

We invite your community to experience and enjoy the benefits of people, plants and pride…growing great places together by participating in the 2024 Communities in Bloom program.

In the past few years, significant changes have occurred in society’s expectations for, and usage of, our outdoor environments. We encourage you to join communities across the Atlantic provinces and Canada to develop:

  • civic pride
  • mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change 
  • enhance green spaces 
  • strengthen neighborhoods and 
  • increase investment opportunities and tourism

Your community will receive invaluable feedback from a professional team of experienced, volunteer judges who will provide you with a comprehensive report of observations and recommendations to serve as a template for continuous improvement following their visit.

Your community will also be invited to submit for special achievement awards and to apply for grants offered by our sponsors and partners.

Your community has the option to participate in one of the following categories (please see the How to Participate guide for more information).

Participating in the CiB program has proven, positive benefits! While impacting all sectors of your municipality, CiB will help to encourage and enhance community involvement, improve green infrastructure, and become more environmentally sustainable. The very high Return on Investment that has been noted by other communities make CiB one of the best investments you can make for your hometown!

Check out the video below that features information and testimonials from Mayors, community leaders and partners who have seen the benefits of participating in Communities in Bloom.

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