The Community in Bloom (CIB) Awards recognises excellence in gardening efforts by community groups. This encourages community gardeners to improve the horticulture and outreach standards of their gardens, while continuing to enjoy gardening as a fun, healthy and inclusive activity.
Held annually since 2020, the CIB Awards has categories for different groups to better cater to the growing gardening group network locally. This ensures that due attention and recognition are accorded for each category:
- Awards will be held for housing estates (Public and Private) in even years (e.g. 2022, 2024)
- Awards will be held for educational institutions and organisations in odd years (e.g. 2021, 2023)
CIB Awards 2022 (Housing Estates)
Take a peek at the community gardens with the Gardens of the Year Awards here!
Download the results dossier for the CIB Awards 2022 here (PDF, 15MB).
Awards and Prizes
$300 worth of garden products
$200 worth of garden products
$100 worth of garden products
$50 worth of garden products
$1,000 worth of garden products
CIB Garden of the Year Awards
$500 worth of garden products
Special Achievement Ribbons
- Outstanding Educational Community Garden
- Outstanding Environmentally Friendly, Biodiversity Community Garden
- Outstanding Edibles-Growing Community Garden
- Outstanding Community Engagement Garden
- Outstanding Ornamental Garden
The judging criteria for the CIB Awards 2022 (Housing Estates) comprise the following:
a) Overall Garden Quality
The quality of the garden has 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 and Inclusiveness
Regular involvement of participants is the foundation of a sustainable community garden. Building links and networks with the larger community encourage the sharing of resources and strategies to foster community bonding, social resilience among residents and promote the love for gardening.
c) Biodiversity and Sustainability Efforts
Community gardens serve as engaging educational spaces with opportunities for different audiences to learn about horticulture, sustainability, biodiversity and much more.
Please email us at email@example.com or contact your CIB Managers if you need further assistance.
View the Results Dossiers for past Awards below:
Past Garden of the Year Awards Winners
CIB Awards 2021 (Schools & Organisations)
CIB Awards 2020 (Housing Estates)