We have two competitions starting today!  Anyone can vote!

America in Bloom People’s Choice National Video Competition
We need your vote NOW to make Gloucester a winner in this year’s America in Bloom national video competition. We are competing with six other communities for this prestigious award. 
Click here to view the videos and vote for Gloucester:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AIB2021
The award of $1,500 will help us continue to beautify Gloucester with flowers. 

Here is a direct link to the Gloucester video:
Bank Gloucester’s Banking for the Community
This competition is for Northshore non-profit organizations and is run by Bank Gloucester.  Anyone with an email account and an interest in this effort to support local organizations is eligible to vote. The winners receive money to support their ongoing efforts to help their community. 
We encourage you to vote for Generous Gardeners as soon as you can.  Please share this email with everyone you know so they can join you in this second easy way to be part of making Gloucester an even more beautiful place through flowers.
Start spreading the news and encouraging people to vote. Wish us luck!

August 2021: Generous Gardeners Nominates the City of Gloucester for Multiple Awards Related to Public City Gardens

For the Outstanding Achievement category, Gloucester is entered for “Flowers,” and in the Special Award Nomination category for “What’s Old Is New Again – Best Adaptive Reuse Project,” Gloucester is entered for the renovation of the Elizabeth Gordon Smith Garden on Stacy Boulevard.

In a special category for the “All American Selection Show Gardens,” we have entered the beds at the Keith Trefry Memorial Park at the entrance to Rocky Neck and the granite beds at the tennis courts on Stacy Boulevard.

For the final entry, Generous Gardeners has entered a very special drone YouTube video about Gloucester. The video centers on our city, Generous Gardeners, and the 2020 America in Bloom Awards when Gloucester won two Outstanding Achievement awards for “Flowers” and “Community Involvement.”

The YouTube video is available below and features narration by Generous Gardener, Hazel Watkinson. The script was written by Judy Caulkett, Hazel Watkinson, and Cyndi Deal, and the video was created by Sean O’Laughlin. We hope you enjoy the video and feel as proud as we do of our wonderful city.

Cape Ann’s beautiful natural environment and colorful seaside gardens perpetually inspire artists, designers, landscapers and now a growing community of civic-minded gardening enthusiasts.  As part of the seven million dollar seawall reconstruction project along Stacy Boulevard, numerous garden beds were installed and Gloucester’s volunteer group of Generous Gardeners planted them with thousands of colorful flowers. A riot of color is now enjoyed by all who stroll along the iconic boulevard. Generous Gardeners has also enhanced the rough charm of Gloucester’s working waterfront filling over 45 public spaces with beautiful bulbs, annuals and perennials. Contact Susan Kelly at susan@generousgardeners.org or 781-346-1363 to volunteer or learn more.

“Gardeners are the first sign of commitment to a community” – Ann Raver

Check out our documentary created by Sean O’Laughlin of Cut Bridge Productions 2019