Communities in Bloom
         Communities In Bloom           Hope Is Growing

This year’s Communities in Bloom theme is ‘Hope is Growing’. The goal is to see Barrie gardens featuring yellow, the international colour of hope.

Although Communities In Bloom 2021 will look a little different because of Covid-19, we welcome virtual participation by residents. To participate in this year’s campaign, you must submit a photo of your beautification efforts along with your participation form. We will be featuring gardens and will highlight your efforts online through the City of Barrie website and social media.

To participate in registering your beautification efforts featuring the colour yellow, please complete portion A of the form. The deadline for submitting a participation form and photos of your project in the 2021 Communities in Bloom program is July 23rd 2021.

Little Bloomers Project Ideas (for children aged 6-14) – remember to feature the colour yellow!:

  • Flower gardens
  • Container projects
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Window art featuring the Hope is Growing theme and the colour yellow
  • Hope is Growing art projects featuring the colour yellow or the theme of ‘hope’

To participate in Little Bloomers, please complete portion B of the form. The deadline for submissions for the 2021 Little Bloomers is July 23rd 2021.

Portion A - Participation
Name (Contact Person):
Individual or Organization 
(Business/Community Group):
Address or Location:
Postal Code:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Project or Activity Category:
Project or Activity Description:
Project or Activity Location(s):  Front yard
 Back yard
 Side yard
Portion B - Participation
Address or Location:
Postal Code:
Phone Number:
Age Category:
Activity Description:
Portion C - Upload Photos
Please upload your photos to our Picture Barrie website. (We will match your info submitted in this form to the info provided on Picture Barrie)
Upload Photos

The personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, C.25 as amended and will be used for registration and communications purposes in the Communities in Bloom program.  Questions regarding the use and collection of the information should be directed to: Parks Operations Horticulture Foreperson, City of Barrie, 165 Ferndale Drive, North, Barrie, ON, L4N 9V9, 705-739-4220 ext. 4826.

If unable to submit photos online to accompany this Communities in Bloom Participation Form, please mail it to the following address.  Please include your name and address with the photo. By submitting your pictures you acknowledge that original photographs submitted as part of the registration process will become the property of the City of Barrie for reproduction and/or display purposes.

Communities in Bloom
c/o Operations Department
City of Barrie
165 Ferndale Drive North
P.O. Box 400
Barrie ON L4N 9V9
Attention:  Mona Boyd, Parks
Horticulture Foreperson
Phone: (705) 739-4220 ext 4826

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