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Montgomery County encouraged those in our community to undertake landscape activities and neighborhood beautification projects that improve the overall appearance of our County.  We support beauty without toxicity by encouraging landscaping projects that utilize conservation measures which keep pesticides and fertilizers out of local streams and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. We also encourage the use of native plants and the avoidance of non-native, invasive species. Read More

Nominations were mailed to various Landscaping companies specializing in commercial property and businesses that sell landscaping equipment, planting supplies in addition to homeowner associations, gas stations, Regional Service Centers, senior centers, schools, libraries, garden clubs, garden centers and nuseries. If you would like us to mail you copies contact the Community Outreach office by phone 240-777-7155 or email

arrow pointer WHO MAY ENTER? 

Any person or group maintaining commercial, public or community property in the Montgomery County is eligible.  This includes community groups, businesses, homeowner associations, public institutions and other organizations undertaking landscaping projects that enhance the appearance of non-residential properties and commonly owned sections of commercial properties.

Landscaping along County roadsides, medians, or other public locations are also eligible for an award.   If you have drivien past a grocery store, shopping center, gas station, County roadside or median strip, or an entrance into a shopping center, school, neighborhood or library, senior center or other public institution and admired their beautiful landscaping and colorful plantings, you can submit a nomination!


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is municipal settings, street plantings, median strips, and other city projects.

Rockville Town Square
Rockville Town Square

Viers Mill Rd.
Veirs Mill Road Landscape Enhancements


is for community landscaping projects designed and maintained by professional landscape architects or contractors.

FLower Garden 
Brighton Flower Gardens
Woodmorr Garden Club Marker 
Woodmoor Garden Club Community Entrance


is for outdoor projects at facilities such as shopping malls, restaurants, retail businesses, gas stations, etc.

Silver Spring Metro Plaza 
Silver Spring Metro Plaza
Wheaton Autobody 
National Autobody


is for outdoor projects at schools, government buildings, hospitals, churches and Libraries.

Redland MS Courtyard
 Redland Middle School Courtyard Garden
MC Men's Shelter 
MC Mens Shelter KidzCare USA


is (for three-time winners) for awards to previous triple winners of 1st, 3rd and 5th year maintenance.

Marriott HQ 
Marriott Headquarters The Brickman Group
Maplewood Park 
Maplewood Park Place Ruppert Landscape 

arrow pointer WHO WILL JUDGE?

All projects will be judged by members of the Landscape Design Council of the National Capital Area Garden Clubs.  Representatives of the horticulture and landscape design business community will also assist with the judging. Head coordinators include Carol Carter Paula Knepper  (Montgomery County Master Gardeners) in addition to Montgomery County's Department of Transportation in association with the Keep Montgomery County Beautiful Task Force


For questions on the this competition please contact Montgomery County Master Gardeners

Head Judge - Carol Carter
Phone: 301-762-5682 / Email:

Co-Head Judge - Paula Knepper
Phone: 301-424-7582 / Email:


Winners will be presented with an award and gift at a special Awards Ceremony and Reception scheduled in mid-October of 2013.

Betty English accepting an award  BAC Ceremony


Still have Questions? 
Email Community Outreach at or call call 240-777-7155.



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