The 2020 Blooming Saint Paul Showcase highlights amazing gardens as well as stories from residents and business owners who are dedicated to enhancing the Saint Paul community through gardening. This virtual celebration recognizes honorees who have been nominated by the community. The Blooming Saint Paul Showcase is a virtual storytelling collaboration between Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, the Saint Paul Garden Club, and Ramsey County Master Gardeners.

Blooming Saint Paul nominations were accepted through July. City staff and Ramsey County Master Gardener volunteers contacted individuals who were nominated to introduce us to their garden, share their gardening secrets, or tell us why they are a gardener. Their story may have arrived in writing, in a video, or as a work of art. We are celebrating all nominees online through social media posts during the month of November and our website during the rest of the year. Photos of all the honorees are available here: 2020 Honorees

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Blooming Saint Paul Awards nomination process. We received many wonderful entries. However, due to ongoing challenges and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to judge and rank this year’s nominees. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

We will also be celebrating the Landmark Tree program to introduce you to remarkable trees in the City of Saint Paul.

What were the nomination criteria?
• All gardens, trees and groups must be within Saint Paul city limits
• All nominations on private property must be visible from the sidewalk, street or alley

• Alley gardens must have an address clearly visible from alley
• Gardens maintained by the City Parks Department are not eligible

Blooming Saint Paul Awards (2011-2019)

From 2011-2019 the Blooming Saint Paul Awards was a collaborative initiative between Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, the Saint Paul Garden Club, and the Ramsey County Master Gardeners. The program was presented by the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and the Capitol Region Watershed District. The Blooming Saint Paul Awards helped showcase residents and businesses who are dedicated to enhancing their local communities through landscaping. 

We recognized nominated gardens, trees or groups in seven different categories. Each category recognizes the top three nominations with Golden Bloom, Silver Bloom, and Bronze Bloom awards.

Past Winners

Other City of Saint Paul Awards Programs

Previous Blooming Saint Paul Awards Sponsors


2017 BSP Sponsors for web

Last Edited: December 17, 2020