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Community in Bloom (CIB) Awards

The Community in Bloom (CIB) Awards recognises excellence in gardening efforts by community groups and aims to encourage community gardeners to improve the standards of their gardens while continuing to enjoy gardening as a fun and healthy activity.

Starting from 2020, the CIB Awards are presented annually in view of the growing number of CIB gardening groups, so that due attention and recognition can be accorded for each category:

  • CIB Awards 2020 (Housing Estates) for community gardens in public and private housing estates
  • CIB Awards 2021 (Educational Institutions and Organisations) for community gardens in schools and organisations.


CIB Awards 2021 (Educational Institutions and Organisations)


Take a peek at the community gardens with the Gardens of the Year Awards here!





Download the results dossier for the CIB Awards 2021 here.




Outdoor Gardens




Achievement Bands






$300 worth of garden nursery vouchers

$200 worth of garden nursery vouchers

$100 worth of garden nursery vouchers

$50 worth of garden nursery vouchers

Diamond Award

$1,000 cash & $1,000 garden nursery vouchers

CIB Garden of the Year Award (GOYA)

$500 garden nursery vouchers

[Note: Participating gardens that are awarded more than one prize with monetary value will only receive the prize with the highest value]


Achievement Ribbons are awarded to community gardens that have showcased commendable efforts in the various aspects of community gardening.


Achievement Ribbons

  • Outstanding Educational Community Garden
  • Outstanding Environmentally Friendly, Biodiversity Community Garden
  • Outstanding Edibles – Growing Community Garden
  • Outstanding Community Engagement Garden
  • Outstanding Ornamental Garden


‘My Green Space’ – Indoor Gardens


The new category ‘My Green Space’ is for indoor gardens and is open to all CIB gardening groups.





$100 worth of garden nursery vouchers



Judging Criteria


(Judging was based on photos or video links submitted.)


  1. Overall Garden Quality
    The quality of the garden as a direct impact on how well it co-exists with its surroundings. A garden’s quality is measured by its aesthetics, housekeeping and standard of horticultural maintenance.


  2. Level of Community Involvement and Inclusiveness

    The consistent involvement of participants is the foundation of a sustainable community garden. Building links and networks with the larger community encourages the sharing of resources and strategies to foster community bonding and promote the love for gardening. 


  3. Biodiversity and Sustainability Efforts

    Community gardens serve as engaging educational spaces with opportunities for a wide variety of audiences to learn about horticulture, sustainability, biodiversity and much more. 



Past Awards 

View the Results Dossiers for past Awards below: 


Last updated on 25 October 2021

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