The Coquitlam in Bloom program fosters community pride for green space enhancements through stewardship events and initiatives such as Park Spark, Adopt-a-Park, and Bad Seed community weed pulls.
Proud To Grow Here Contest
Does your Coquitlam property have fantastic frontage or a beautiful balcony? We're recognizing properties with curb appeal – in particular, eye-catching landscaping and plantings – through a new Proud to Grow Here contest.
Coquitlam has earned numerous awards over the years through Communities in Bloom and is getting set to wow the judges again this summer. As we get ready to put our best foot forward, we're launching a contest to recognize all types of properties that have created appealing frontages, front yards and balconies.
Nominated properties will receive a Proud to Grow Here sign or decal to display on their lawn, garden or business front for a chance to win. Self-nominations are encouraged. To get involved or learn more, email the Park Spark team.
The results are in! Check out the Proud to Grow Here round 1 contest winners below. Check out the other photo submissions we've received so far by viewing the Facebook Album.
We want to thank everyone who was instrumental in supporting the Coquitlam in Bloom program this year. To all the volunteers, community organizations, local businesses and the Coquitlam in Bloom Community Committee, your efforts have helped showcase Coquitlam to the world.
Coquitlam Tree Spree
Coquitlam Tree Spree is a tree-planting initiative and public-education program with the overall purpose of recognizing and promoting the value of the City’s tree canopy. Whether on public or private land, Coquitlam’s trees offer many benefits for our health, well-being and the environment. To learn more about Coquitlam’s Tree Spree program and activities, including dates, times and locations of Tree Canopy Walks, Nature Walks and more, click here.
Trees for Small Spaces
Small space? No problem! Visit the City Centre Pop-up Park at the corner of Atlantic Ave. and Baldwin St. next to Coquitlam Centre to view samples of trees that thrive in planters and small spaces. For more info about container-friendly trees, click here.
The Coquitlam in Bloom program is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of residents, volunteers and businesses while providing a focus for activities that bring people together and promote community spirit.
Ways to get involved include:
Help beautify the places where you live, work or spend time - consider planting a garden, tidying up the property and improving street appeal.
Help keep Coquitlam tidy and litter-free.
Join a Bad Seed weed pull and learn how to stop the introduction and spread of plants that can be harmful to people, animals and ecosystems.
Protect our pollinators! Consider making your own pollinator garden this spring.
Want to learn more about the many programs and initiatives that make Coquitlam in Bloom an award-winning program? Check out our 2022 Profile Book and watch our video.
Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering community pride, environmental responsibility and beautification. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. Visit the Communities in Bloom website.
Learn more about Coquitlam’s involvement in Communities in Bloom by watching the video below made by Metro Vancouver.