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.

Nominations for the 2021 awards have now closed, and judging is taking place. You can still vote for the Community Choice award prior to July 22. Visit 

 Award Categories

Notice: front yard gardens will only be judged to protect our evaluators and residents.

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. 


 2020 Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 Trillium Award winners! 

Mayor's Award 

1 Cheritan Court (Kreuk Family)

Mayor's Award 


Green Leader Award

65 Kinsey Street (Carter Family) 

Green Leader Award Property


Community's Choice Award

Property 5 - Port Dalhousie Ward

 Community Choice Award Property


Civic Beautification Awards



9 Walker Ave

Civic Beautification Award Winner

667 Vine St

Civic Beautification Award Winner


Port Dalhousie

60 Beachview Dr

Civic Beautification Award Winner

1320 Third St

Civic Beautification Award Winner


St. Patricks

31 Queen Mary Dr

Civic Beautification Award Winner

7 Woodruff Ave

Civic Beautification Award Winner


St. Georges

19 Gormley Cres

Civic Beautification Award Winner

180 Niagara St

Civic Beautification Award Winner


St. Andrews and Merritton

75 Welstead Dr

Civic Beautification Award Winner

19 Woodcrest Dr

Civic Beautification Award Winner

33 Marmac Dr

Civic Beautification Award Winner

43 Via Dell Monte

Civic Beautification Award Winner


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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