Enhancing Green Spaces
in Communities
People, Plants and Pride… Growing Together

2018 National Edition and International Challenge

In 2018, hundreds of Canadian communities will be participating in the national and provincial editions of Communities in Bloom (CiB), along with municipalities from Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom and the United States of America in the International Challenge.

In July and August, qualified volunteer Canadian and International judges will visit participating communities and evaluate each one on its overall performance within the following criteria: tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape and floral displays.  As community involvement is the essence of the program, the evaluation, which provides guidance on further steps of improvement, is based on the local conditions and achievements of citizens, businesses, organizations, institutions and the municipal government working together towards common objectives.

The communities will be rated from 1 to 5 Blooms, based on the scoring obtained. Also, the National and International Communities will aim to obtain Bronze, Silver or Gold levels in their 5-Bloom rating.

For a complete list of National & International Finalists, please click here

The National and International results, along with the Alberta provincial results will be announced in Strathcona County, Alberta from September 26th to 29th, during the Symposium and Awards Ceremonies with the theme of “Seeds for the Future”.

Communities in Bloom  is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces in communities.


Within the context of climate change and environmental concerns,
 all those involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts
which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.


Thank you to our National Sponsors and Partners

Home Hardware
National Capital Commission * Ball Horticultural Company
Beauti-Tone * Natura
Miracle-Gro * Ortho * RoundUp * Turf Builder * Fafard
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association * Teck * Municipal World

The Butchart Gardens * Garden Making Magazine * Bees Matter * Composting Council of Canada
Nutrients for Life * Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
Canadian Institute of Planners * Agriculture More Than Ever


For additional information:
Please visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca, contact us at bloom@cib-cef.com or (514) 694-8871

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