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Mayor's Garden Contest

If you are a Boston gardener whose hard work and dedication deserves recognition - or know one - you have until July 15 to register for Mayor Menino’s 2011 Garden Contest.

Launched 15 years ago as part of Mayor Menino’s citywide beautification initiative, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beautify Boston’s neighborhoods.

Gardeners or those nominating their favorite gardeners may find nomination forms at www.cityofboston.gov/parks/gardencontest. First place winners in eight categories will receive the coveted “Golden Trowel” award from Mayor Menino and prize packages from the Parks Department, Comcast, and other sponsors at an awards ceremony in August in the Public Garden.

To enter the contest, pick up entry forms at local Comcast Customer Payment Centers, Boston City Hall, Community Centers and Boston Public Library branches, or visit www.cityofboston.gov/parks/gardencontest. For more information please call (617) 961-3051.