NIAGARA FALLS, ON - One hundred and sixteen properties in Niagara Falls will be honoured by Members of Council and City Staff on Wednesday, September 18 at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham for their efforts in beautifying their curbside landscaping. The awards ceremony will start at 7:00pm and entry is by invitation only.
The Niagara Falls Summer Trillium Recognition Program is a well-established Park in the City Committee program that encourages residents to beautify their curbside landscaping and to foster city-wide beautification by enhancing properties through decorative hardscapes and plant material. The program is free for all Niagara Falls property owners to participate in by either self-nominating their property or nominate someone else’s property. Once registered, all participating properties are assessed by experienced horticulturalists utilizing a curriculum that consists of a quick overview of 6 essential elements that make up a great landscape:
- Principles of design
- Environmental features
- Unique features
Each property is graded out of 100 marks. Properties strive to achieve either a gold, silver or bronze trillium rating. The deadline to enter the program annually is July 1. Property assessments take place in mid-July. A complete detail description of the program curriculum and overview of the program can be found on the City’s website at www.niagarafalls.ca/trillium.
The program also offers gardening learning tools and essentials to help beginners get started through an online Q&A feature, where residents can ask professionals precise gardening questions.
The Park in the City Committee
A volunteer committee, appointed by City Council. The committee’s mandate is to encourage environmental responsibility, city wide beautification, promote recreation and active transportation usage and civic pride through community action. The Committee advises City Council on issues regarding its mandate.
For more information, contact:
Jeff Guarasci, Community Development Coordinator
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
905-356-7521 ext. 3341