Civic Rose Awards

civic rose award logoThe Burlington Civic Rose Awards program recognizes those residents who, by landscaping and maintaining their property have contributed to a more attractive neighborhood and community. The program is run by volunteers and supported by donations from civic minded corporations, individuals and organizations.  

To be eligible:

  • The garden must be visible from a public street
  • The garden must be a private residence
  • The residence must be in the City of Burlington
  • The name and address of resident must be printed on the Nomination Form


Judging takes place during the middle of July. Judges make their assessments based on the following:  Note:  The presence of roses is not a factor in judging. 


Design 10%
Horticultural aspects 45%
Maintenance 20%
General  overall  appearance 25%


The residents with the best gardens across the city will receive a certificate and a plaque commemorating their achievement. There are area winners, a zone winner for each zone, and seven top garden awards.

Mayor's Cup

for the best overall garden

Terra Greenhouses

for the most colourful garden

Jan Gelderman Landscaping 

for the best landscaped garden

The Garden Club of Burlington 

for the best small garden

Weedman (Browning Lawn Care)

for the best corner house garden

Burlington Horticultural Society

for a unique and notable garden

Burlington Sustainable Development Committee 

for the best organic garden


Nominate someone you feel meets the award criteria by completing the Civic Rose Awards Nomination Form available summer 2015. You may nominate any gardens in Burlington, including your own. Nominations forms are also available at Burlington City Hall and at most Garden Centres and Libraries.

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