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.
From 2020 onwards, the CIB Awards will be spread over two years – CIB Awards 2020 (Housing Estates) for community gardens in the public and private housing estates, and CIB Awards 2021 (Educational Institutions & Organisations) for community gardens in schools and organisations. This is to better cater to the growing CIB gardening groups, so that due attention and recognition is accorded for each category.
CIB Awards 2020 (Housing Estates)
View the Results Dossier for CIB Awards 2020 (Housing Estates).
The new ‘Garden of the Year Awards’ (GOYA) reward exceptional community gardens with horticultural and design excellence, high level of community engagement and inclusiveness, as well as outstanding educational and outreach quality.
Take a sneak peek at the 10 community gardens accorded the Garden of the Year Awards in the video below:
Congratulations to all participating community gardens!
Outdoor community gardens in:
• Public Housing Estates
• Private Housing Estates
Participating community gardens are registered under the CIB Programme and supported by their respective Residents’ Committee (RC), Neighbourhood Committee (NC) or Residents’ Network (RN).
Awards & Prizes
$300 worth of garden nursery voucher
$200 worth of garden nursery voucher
$100 worth of garden nursery voucher
$50 worth of garden nursery voucher
$1,000 cash & $1,000 worth of garden nursery voucher
CIB Garden of the Year Awards
$500 worth of garden nursery voucher
Special Achievement Ribbons
Educational Community Garden
Environmentally Friendly Community Garden
Outstanding Edibles-Growing Community Garden
Outstanding Community Engagement
Judging took place in February and March 2020. The judging criteria for the CIB Awards 2020 (Housing Estates) comprise the following:
a) 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.
b) Level of Community Involvement & 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.
c) Educational & Outreach Quality
Community gardens serve as engaging educational spaces with opportunities for a wide variety of audiences to learn about horticulture, sustainability, biodiversity and much more.
View the Results Dossiers for past Awards below: