Program for 2020
Public Health restrictions to support the health and safety of staff, volunteer judges and property owners during the COVID-19 response does not allow for the Trillium Program to run as it does in a normal year.

This year, gardeners will have the ability to nominate themselves for a chance to win a White Trillium Certificate. Self-nominations are open June 15th to July 15th.
Trillium Award Self-Nominations
•The nomination period is open from June 15 to July 15, 2020
•Nominees are required to upload 3 photos of their front garden with at least one (1) photo capturing the entire front landscape of the property.
•Nominations can be made for residential and business properties in any City of Hamilton ward.

To learn more, visit to submit
Trillium Award Volunteer Judges
We are looking for people who love to garden and want to contribute to their community. Register online to become a Volunteer Judge.

How are the properties judged?

Volunteer judges review every nominated property in the city. They use the following judging criteria to make their decision:
•curb appeal
•landscape maintenance
•landscape design principles and elements
•elements of design

See more information about what the judges are looking for at