Trillium Awards

Trillium Awards

St. Catharines has been known as the Garden City of Canada since the 1880s when visitors to Niagara would travel to the city to view the colourful floral displays. Throughout the past 100 years, that tradition has continued. With that in mind, the City of St. Catharines initiated the Trillium Awards for landscape harmony in 1985. The program's mandate is to recognize and honour those who have helped beautify our community.

 2020 Trillium Awards

Nominations for the 2020 City of St. Catharines Trillium Awards are now closed.  

Judging will run until July 10.

Stay tuned for announcements on our social media channels and

If you have any questions about the Trillium Awards please contact the City's Development Horticultural Technican at or at 905-688-5601 ext. 3140

2020 Award Categories

Mayor's Award - Best overall

The Mayor's Award will go to the best front yard garden out of all the nominations that come in. 

Civic Beautification - 2 awards per ward

Two awards will be given per ward for properties that have given outstanding contributions, special thought and effort towards a front yard landscape that is environmentally sensitive and contributes to the beautification of our Garden City. 


  • Design features, including originality and creative thought
  • Use of native trees and shrubs
  • Pollinator plants
  • Use of mulch or rain barrel
  • Implementing edible gardens into the landscape while still contributing to neighbourhood curb appeal
  • Special features, highlights, or extraordinary efforts

To see the St. Catharines councillors and ward map click here.

 Green Leader

This award is given to an individual or community organizations for a significant contribution to greening the community and inspiring others to do so as well.

Community's Choice Award

NEW! Residents are asked to submit photos or videos as nominations of their top or favourite front yard gardens. Top photos/videos will be chosen and released on and our social media platforms for the community to vote on their favourite garden. The winning garden will be the photo/video with the top votes. 


Notice: Front yard gardens will only be judged to protect our evaluators and residents and help slow the spread of COVID-19. 


Past Winners

2019 Trillium Award Winners

2018 Trillium Award Winners

2017 Trillium Award Winners

2016 Trillium Award Winners

2015 Trillium Award Winners

2014 Trillium Award Winners

2013 Trillium Award Winners

2012 Trillium Award Winners

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