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Deadline to Enter Holland in Bloom "Blizzards to Blooms" Garden Contest is July 15

Press release date: Mon Jun 2nd, 2014
City of Holland Michigan Official Website

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:           June 2, 2014

Subject:       “Blizzards to Blooms” Garden Contest 2014

The Holland in Bloom Committee, Carolyn Stich Studio, Jonker’s Garden, and JW Greenhouses, are sponsoring a contest to recognize exceptional spring/summer gardens at homes, offices or businesses in conjunction with the 2014 America in Bloom competition.

The contest is open to residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial properties within the City of Holland that are planted and maintained by amateur gardeners.  Residents and businesses are encouraged to nominate their own or a neighbor’s garden, window box, front, back or side yard.  Entrants are encouraged to submit “before” (winter) photographs and required to submit up to 5 “after” (summer) photographs of their garden along with an official entry form.  Forms will be available at Holland City Hall, the Holland Parks and Cemeteries Department at 429 East 24th Street, the Holland Convention and Visitors Bureau at 78 East 8th Street, Carolyn Stich Gallery and Store at 208 College Avenue, Jonker’s Garden at 897 Lincoln Avenue, JW Greenhouses at 6731 120th Avenue, and online at www.hollandinbloom.com.   Submittals can also be made via email, and instructions are included on the entry flyer. Contest entries will be accepted between June 15 and July 15, 2014.

Prizes will be awarded, and winners will be recognized during the visit to Holland by the America in Bloom judges July 29-30, 2014.

Join in celebrating the pride planted in our community by nominating an outstanding summer garden to be recognized!

Contact:       Andy Kenyon, Director of Parks and Recreation, a.kenyon@cityofholland.com, or Jodi Syens, j.syens@cityofholland.com, or call 616.928.2450