Esquimalt is Bloomin' Beautiful! Esquimalt's Bloomin' Beautiful Campaign celebrates the prides residents and businesses have in their properties. The Campaign is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of sponsors. Thank you to Garden Works, Country Grocer, Bingo Esquimalt, Island Return-It, Davey Tree Service, 2 Burley Men Moving Ltd, Bartlett Tree Experts, Tally Ho, Barber's Landscaping & Garden Maintenance, Mac Renovations, Esquimalt Dry Cleaning, Esquimalt Garden Club, and Outshine Salon & Spa.
NEW!!! 2017 Campaign
Starting April 1st, we invite residents to share photos of their garden through this website. Share the pride you have in your property with the region! Please allow up to 5 business days for your photos to be published to our site. By sharing your photos, you are entered to win some remarkable prizes from our incredible campaign sponsors. Prizes will be announced April 1st with recipients awarded throughout the campaign.
Thanks to generous contributions from campaign sponsors, we are pleased to offer several discounted gardening workshops to assist you with maintaining or beautifying your property.
All workshops take place at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre and are instructed by Master Gardener, Jessica Kleinsteuber.
Build Your Own Fairy Garden (for Children)
Have fun getting your hands dirty while creating an imaginative fairy garden with colourful flowers, complete with a butterfly/bee bath pond! All materials included. This workshop is for school-aged children.
Sat May 13 10:30am-11:30am $10
Create a colourful container herb garden & enhance both your porch/balcony & your favorite recipes! Learn about companion planting & tips for keeping your plants thriving throughout the season. Plants, soil & containers are provided.
Sat May 27 10:30am-11:30am $20
Make and take a mini tiered succulent planter. Learn tips on growing and propagating succulents in your home and garden. All materials included.
Sat Jun 10 10:30am-11:30am $20
Residents will be welcoming you onto their properties and sharing their experiences and insight! A variety of gardens will be showcased, highlighting: garden innovations in small spaces, landscape design and garden variety in large spaces, remarkable curb appeal, notable environmental practices, and artistic elements and creativity.
To showcase your garden, please contact Christina Moog.
View some of the participants in the 2016 Bloomin’ Beautiful Home and Garden Contest. Walk throughout the community and see from the street some of the remarkably landscaped properties in the community. Please respect private properties and view only from street/sidewalk. Click here for map. 2017 map will be available May 15th.
Celebrate Your Garden’s Hidden Treasure Is there a particular treasure or notable element in your garden that is special to you? We want to hear the stories behind these treasures. Submit your entry (including photo) and 75 words on why this aspect of your garden is a special treasure for your chance to WIN a $100 Garden Works gift card. Semi-finalists will be chosen by the public with the final decision being made by the judging team. Voting will take place June 1-15th with the winner annouced by June 30th.
Bloomin’ Beautiful Contact Information
Esquimalt’s Bloomin’ Beautiful Home & Garden Contest is lead by the Parks & Recreation Department. Department contact:
- Barber's Landscaping & Garden Maintenance
- Outshine Salon & Spa
- Oak Bay Marine Group
- Esquimalt Garden Club
- Esquimalt Dry Cleaning