Green Garden Award

The City of Cottage Grove accepts nominations for its annual Green Garden Award each year.  Residents may nominate themselves or their favorite gardener/organization for the award.  Nominated properties must be within Cottage Grove.  The commercial category includes Cottage Grove organizations such as businesses, churches, schools, or nonprofits.  Contestants may not win in consecutive years.  Winners will be announced at a City Council meeting in August.

The 2018 categories and judging criteria were:

  • Residential Entryway – Based on overall appearance from the street.
  • Residential Container Design – Based on overall container and/or potted plants.
  • Residential or Commercial Overall – the overall appearance, plant variety and arrangement, uniqueness, creativity, environmental aesthetics, and upkeep of the entire garden.

Nominations and Awards are complete for 2018.  Watch for details in May of 2019.
For more details contact Marcus Honcharenko at mhoncharenko@cottagegrovemn.gov or 651-458-2839