Blooming Fernie!

Think your garden is pretty spectacular? Then enter it in the Fernie in Bloom competition.

Think your garden is pretty spectacular?

Then enter it in Fernie’s gardening contest and you can win prizes and bragging rights!

Get planting and weeding because gardens will be judged between August 13 and 18, and deadline for entries is August 7.

The Fernie Chamber of Commerce have created the Fernie In Bloom contest to foster civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification of Fernie through community participation.

The contest is open to any resident or business in Fernie, and there are many different categories, from storefronts to hotel gardens to veggie patches.

“This programme is all about getting people involved and helping to create a partnership between the Business Community and the City of Fernie,” said Sarah Parry, Manager of Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

“The competition criteria has expanded at the recommendation of the Fernie Garden Centre and we have also included a category for the Community Garden plots and residential dwellings.

“I am sure you have many friends and acquaintances who have great gardens. Encourage them to register. I come from a town in the UK that has won the Britain in Bloom prestigious award on a number of occasions. The town could look really beautiful and create a strong sense of pride.”

There is a $10 entry fee. Entry forms are available from the Fernie Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds will go to the Community Garden Centre.