Communities in Bloom 2018 Program

The Lambton Shores Committee has plenty of projects on the go!  Check them out below:

Program Overview Brochure

Flower Colours

The 2018 colours are bright pink, dark purple and white. The community is encouraged to incorporate these colours in their gardens this year to create a unified look across Lambton Shores.

Our hanging baskets will include Supertunia Petunias in Royal Velvet, Surfinia Petunias in Sumo Pink and Alyssum in Knight White.

2018 flower choices in purple, white and pink

If you're looking for a splash of green, try the Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime potato vine.

Trash Bash Events

Contact - Ruth Illman

This is a volunteer-driven community clean-up effort to pick up roadside trash and litter in our parks. An event is organized in each community around Earth Day each year and again in July.

A BIG 'thank you' to all the volunteers that came out on Earth Day to help clean up Lambton Shores! We are happy to report there was less trash this year. Keep up the great work!

Watch for details about the July clean up before the judges arrive for their tour/evaluation.

Adopt-A-Pot or Plot

Contact - Grace Dekker

Adopt a Pot and Adopt a Plot will continue in 2018. Adopters are responsible for watering, fertilizing, dead heading and weeding.  Committee members are happy to provide advice where needed!

This year's planters will contain Supertunia Petunias in Royal Velvet, Surfinia Petunias in Sumo Pink, Alyssum in Knight White and Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime potato vine.

Community Gardens

The gardens in Grand Bend and Port Franks continue to thrive and a beautiful addition to the community.

Contact - Walt Michielsens

The Forest Garden Club and Lambton Shores Communities in Bloom have received funding from the Forest Community Foundation to improve the accessibility or the garden with raised beds and packed gravel pathways. The old gardens will be demolished and 12 new raised, lined beds will be built, along with 7 smaller plots.

Project Contact: Catherine Minielly

Native Tree Project

Contact - John Cook  

Plant a Native Tree on your property! 
Each year the committee selects 3 trees native to Lambton Shores and encourages the community to plant them.  This year's tree selections are the White Cedar, the Sugar Maple and the Serviceberry. Thank you to Westland Greenhouses and Tree-Mendus Nursery, for their continued support.

Tree Flyer (PDF)
Tree Brochure (PDF)


Oak Wilt Information Flyer (PDF)

Garden of the Week

Contact - Darlene Lacey

Each week 5 gardens are selected as one of our featured gardens in Lambton Shores. Recipients will have a sign posted in the garden. Photos of the winner gardens will be posted to social media and the committee's webpage. The program runs from June 4 to August 20.

Contest Details (PDF)

Best Bloomin' Business

Contact - Catherine Minielly

Local businesses are encouraged to beautify their store fronts with floral displays in the theme colours (preferably). Our co-chairs will tour the Municipality and reward the businesses with the best bloomin' window boxes, best bloomin' containers or as the ultimate bloomin' business! No need to register, just have your business ready for our co-chairs who will tour at the end of June.


Details (PDF)

Discoveries That Matter Tour

Contact - Lambton Shores Parks and Recreation

Ever wonder where the committee takes the judges when they are here to evaluate our community? Maps will be available for visitors and community members to take a self-guided tour and discover everything Lambton Shores has to offer.

Judges Tour – July 10-13

Contact: Catherine Minielly, Grace Dekker and Lambton Shores Parks and Recreation

The Committee will once again showcase our community pride in July when trained volunteer judges will travel to our community to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; businesses and the private sector – including volunteer efforts – in regards to specific criteria - Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and Floral Displays.

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