Get Involved With ‘Brandon in Bloom’ & Show Your Community Pride!

May 15, 2018


Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Community Development Section is pleased to launch another season of “Brandon in Bloom” programming focused on improving the quality of life and civic pride within the community through sustainable best practices in community involvement, environmental awareness, beautification, heritage preservation, education and networking.

Always a highlight of the City of Brandon’s “Brandon in Bloom” program are the volunteer Spring Planting Days and Adopt-A-Bed initiatives, through which volunteers are encouraged to assist in the planting and/or upkeep of the various Adopt-A-Flowerbed gardens located at Brandon’s public parks and recreation centres. Individuals or groups interested in joining City of Brandon staff on May 29th, 30th and 31st for Spring Planting Days (Rain dates of June 5th, 6th and 7th) or would like to volunteer their time to help weed and maintain one or more of the City’s 10 Adopt-A-Flowerbed locations are asked to email or call 204-720-8276 for more details on how to register.

Brandon’s green thumbs will also want to mark a few summer dates on their calendars as opportunities to highlight the beauty in their own backyards. Community Services staff are looking to connect with residents who feel their yards or the yards of someone they know might make a beautiful addition to this year’s Open Garden Tours, scheduled for July 14th and 15th. Suggestions or nominations for potential tour locations are being accepted from now until June 13th. Meanwhile, nominations for this year’s Miracle Gro Best Garden Selection Home and Business Best Grounds Competition will open June 1st and close July 13th. Individuals are encouraged to nominate themselves, a neighbour, a local business or any Brandon resident who they feel is best putting their community pride on display! Information relating to the 2018 Open Garden Tours and the Miracle Gro Best Garden Selection Home and Business Best Grounds Competition can be obtained by contacting the City of Brandon Community Development Section at 204-729-2257.

Finally, the City of Brandon’s Community Development Section would like to remind all interested businesses and residents that they can still sign up to be part of its 18-week community clean-up campaign called “Tidy Up Tuesdays”. The challenge encourages the use of 10 minutes each Tuesday morning between now and September to spruce up the City through simple tasks like sweeping the sidewalk, picking up litter, pulling weeds, or tidying up the alleyways and parking lots in their neighbourhood.

More information about all of the above “Brandon in Bloom” programs can be found by visiting