Growing Great Places Together

2024 Plants Love You Contest

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What is Plants Love You?

The “Plants Love You” campaign is a movement that promotes the benefits of planting and encourages people to connect with nature by planting trees, flowers, and other plants. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the positive impact that plants have on the environment, our physical and mental health, and our overall well-being.

Through various initiatives and educational programs, the campaign highlights the importance of planting and encourages individuals, communities, and organizations to take action by planting more trees and plants in their local areas. The “Plants Love You” campaign serves as a reminder of our connection to nature and the many benefits that come from cultivating and caring for plants.

We want our CiB Provincial and National Communities to participate in this new and exciting contest by letting us know how “Plants Love You”!

Who can enter?

Any CiB community registered in their 2024 Provincial or National CiB Edition.


Contestants are judged based on: 

  • How your community raises awareness about the positive impact of plants 
  • The planting a variety of orange plants (get creative!) to express your Canadian garden pride while celebrating the colour of the year
  • Demonstrating how the Plants Love You campaign inspired your community

Application Details:

In 750 words or less, along with up to 10 photos and a video (optional) please tell us how Plants Love You:

  • Provide a description of your community involvement i.e. celebrations/events
  • The use of Plants Love You Marketing materials – i.e. logo, social media, signs (provide examples) 
  • How did your community get involved and plant orange?
  • In planning your gardens did you incorporate local, native plants?
  • Was consideration given to including indigenous people and their cultural gardening methods?
  • Community involvement and educational opportunities
  • Was consideration given to environmental sustainability in this initiative?
  • Sharing your photos on social media using the hashtag #PlantsLoveYou and tag @CiBCef (Instagram) or @communitiesinbloom (Facebook) 

Deadline to apply: 5pm, August 16th, 2024. Entries received after this date will not be accepted.

Prizes : 

  • 1st place: Equinox Planter (large) & Scotts Gift Bag
  • 2nd place: Equinox Planter (medium)
  • 3rd place: Scotts Gift Bag

Winners will be announced at the 2024 CiB National Symposium & Awards in Charlottetown on October 18th 2024.