Grimsby participates in the Trillium Program each year. This is a program brought to you by the Town of Grimsby and the Grimsby Garden Club, with the support of local sponsors.
The mandate of the program is to foster efforts by property owners through recognition and encouragement. Residents are encouraged each year to enhance their curbside appeal while utilizing basic horticultural and environmental considerations; they are encouraged to achieve a level of excellence in developing and maintaining their properties.
How to Participate
Gardens are nominated on the basis of their front landscaping, viewable from the street. Anyone can nominate a property, including the garden owner. There is a nomination period - usually a month long. Nomination forms are available online or at the Peach King Centre Reception Desk. Nominations are accepted at the Peach King Centre Reception Desk.
After nomination period closes, a letter is delivered to each nominated property owner making them aware of their property's nomination. A property owner can decline a nomination, and contact information is provided for this. In addition, the program is a public program and publishes the names and addresses of the garden owners. If a property owner declines the publication if pictures, names and addresses, the garden is withdrawn from the program.
The judging period is 2 weeks long. Trained volunteers visit the front of the property viewable from the street/curbside/sidewalk to make the assessment based on criteria.
Nominated gardens are then assessed using the following criteria:
1. Curb Appeal
Here are the details of each of these categories:
Here is the scoring for the categories:
Trillium Recognition Notification and Celebration
There is a published date for the notification of garden owners who are Trillium recipients each year. The addresses are published in the local newspapers and on our website. Our social media posts pictures of each garden with address and owner name.
In mid-September, the Trillium Celebration takes place at Town Hall. Each recipient receives a Trillium stake that can be displayed in the garden.
Frequently Asked Questions are available here on the website, and contact information is available for questions and concerns.