Amherst Island Blooms – 2023

Amherst Island Blooms is a program that recognizes gardeners on Amherst Island for their outstanding work in beautifying and enriching the island. The program, which is now in its third year, is run by the Amherst Island Community Alliance and relies on nominations from the community to identify and celebrate outstanding gardeners.

Amherst Island Blooms is not just limited to flower gardeners but also includes vegetable gardeners. The program recognizes gardeners who have dedicated their time and effort to create beautiful gardens and flourishing vegetable patches on the island. The recognition is not only a celebration of the gardeners’ achievements but also an appreciation of the work they have done to improve the aesthetic of the island and promote sustainable living.

The nomination process for Amherst Island Blooms is straightforward and easy. You, the community, nominate your favourite gardeners through the online form below. The form asks you to name and describe the gardener and their garden. The nomination period is open from May 20th until July 3rd, after which all island residents who are nominated receive the annual recognition “leaf” to add to their collection.

The “leaf” is a beautiful memento for the gardeners who are recognized by the program. It is a symbol of their hard work and dedication to making Amherst Island a beautiful place to live. The “leaf” is a physical reminder of their contributions and encourages them to continue their work in the future.

The Amherst Island Blooms program is not only a celebration of our great gardeners but also a way to promote sustainable living on the island. Vegetable gardening is an excellent way to promote healthy eating and reduce the carbon footprint of the community.

Nominate your favourite gardener today and let them know that their hard work is appreciated.

Make Your Nomination Below

Amherst Island Blooms – 2022

Amherst Island Blooms (AI Blooms) is BACK!

AI Blooms is a recognition program for any resident (whether permanent or seasonal) that encourages and rewards your efforts to beautify your gardens. By recognizing efforts spent on garden plantings, we hope to encourage residents to put some thought into how your individual efforts benefit this wonderful place we all call home. Whether you have beds, borders, containers or any combination thereof, it all counts!

Nominations open June 1 and close on June 30. The nomination can be from anyone and you are welcome to nominate yourself.

This initiative is for all islanders, no matter how green your thumbs might be! Plantings can be annual or perennial flowers, shrubs or trees, vegetables, fruit – nomination worthiness is in the eye of the beholder. Emphasis is on participation!

AI Blooms recognition markers will be distributed in July.

We hope this gets your gardening ideas percolating.

Make Your Nomination Below