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Montgomery County encourages 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. View this list

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 CAN 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!

arrow pointer NOMINATION FORM 

Fill out the below application completely or it will not be accepted.  Winners will be announced in mid-October.

Landscape Nomination Form


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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 ARE THE JUDGES?

The second week of July 2015 landscaping 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 are 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..

Master Gardners Judges for 2014
For questions please contact Montgomery County Master Gardeners


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



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