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Urban gardeners have until April to prepare for the city-wide home garden/backyard competition and showcase.
The contest aims to encourage urban gardening, with residents displaying their gardens for a day tour. Participating gardeners may choose to open their gardens all day or only for a certain time during the day for tours. Additional instructions may be given during registration.
Registration is by email to the Office of Councilor Leandro Yangot at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Those interested should provide their complete name, home address, phone number and a 100-word description of the garden and four photos of the garden. Only gardens with edible plants will be evaluated. The contest is open to all residents of Baguio.
Deadline for the submission of entries is on Feb. 25; showcase guest registration ends on March 25; judging begins on April 2 up to 24; and awarding is on April 25.
Evaluation covers visual appeal and impact, with complementary colors of the plants and non-plant materials, texture of plants, landscape materials, light and shade due to arrangement, with decorative materials, pieces of art, water fountains, architectural features for overall effect of the garden, all of which are will be considered in the judging.
Judges are Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Yangot, or their representatives, and personnel from the departments of Trade and Industry and Agriculture, and one from the private sector.
Other upcoming gardening competitions are the school-based and open categories.