Nominate a friend, a neighbor or even someone you don't know for the first-ever Secret Garden Contest! The Secret Garden Contest is an opportunity to raise awareness for the America in Bloom Competition in the City of Midland by allowing residents to nominate their favorite garden in the City of Midland. Nominations will be accepted now through August 1, 2016, in conjunction with the 2016 Appreciation of Beautification Awards (ABA) Program. The winner of the Secret Garden Contest will be honored at the annual ABA Awards which will take place in November.
The only rule is to submit a beautiful photograph and complete the nomination form! Take the keys and unlock Midland's best secret garden for the whole City to appreciate!
Click below to view the community profile that was sent to America in Bloom!
The City of Midland will participate in America in Bloom (AIB) 2016, a program that promotes national beautification efforts through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees and other enviornmental and lifestyle enhancements.
Since its inception in 2002, more than 22 million people from cities and town across America have participated in the America in Bloom program. Other Michigan cities that have participated in America in Bloom include Holland, Woodhaven and Frankenmuth.
AIB representatives will tour and evaluate our community on: overall impression, heritage preservation, landscaped areas, environmental efforts, urban forestry, and floral displays; all with an emphasis on community involvement. The AIB representatives will visit Midland July 21 and 22, 2016.
Residents can get involved by painting, planting, tidying up their homes, businesses and neighborhoods, and working with neighbors to do the same. Residents can also participate by nominating their favorite garden in the City-sponsored Secret Garden Contest. Stay tuned for more information on this great program!