County Launches Visit Our Own Backyard 2019

County Launches Visit Our Own Backyard 2019
Posted on 03/26/2019
For the second year in a row, Saddle Hills County is sponsoring the 'Visit Our Own Back Yard' summer beautification promotion. 

Based on feedback after last year's promotion, a few changes have been made.

In order to participate all you need is to be a resident of the County and have a patch of garden on your property which you can devote to beautifying your yard and your community. In order to qualify to have your project judged during the week of July 15 - 19you must register with the County by July 5th. Judges and the public will only be allowed on participants’ properties by invitation for the purpose of judging.

Everyone who participates will receive a $50 gift certificate to be used at one of Saddle Hills County’s three greenhouses (in 2019 or 2020).

There will also three winners who will each receive gift certificates as follows:

1st Prize  - $300 and a metal gate ornament

2nd Prize - $200

3rd Prize - $100


Projects will be judged on the following criteria:

1) Plants used in the project must be non-invasive*

2) The project should be a new project (of any size)

3)The project should fit in well with the surrounding area

4) The project could use existing structures/features (farm implements, trees, rocks, features in the existing setting

5) The project could contribute to the health of the local environment and ecology and help the farming community and the growth of other species (e.g. supporting and encouraging bee population)

The project is open to anyone who resides in Saddle Hills County.

 Public is welcome to judge. They must register with the County NO LATER THAN June 28th. Transportation will be provided. If needed a bus will be arranged. Depending on the number of participants and their geographic location, judging may have to take place over two days. Lunch will be served on judging day.




Winners will be announced after the week of July 15 - 19 and will be invited to attend a Council meeting in September to be honoured and receive their prizes. 


Register by downloading and filling out the form below, which includes a waiver, to the County office by Friday, July 5th.

- Registration Form and Waiver

For more on this year's promotion simply click here.