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Chesapeake’s Notable Yards Contest
Date: April 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Parks, Recreation and Tourism Administrative Office Map it
1224 Progressive Drive
Chesapeake, VA
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2017 Chesapeake’s Notable Yards Contest

Nomination Deadline is May 31

Nominate your own or your neighbor’s yard for the 2017 Chesapeake Notable Yard Contest. Nominations can be made online at or by calling 757-382-6411. Yards that are professionally maintained are not eligible.

One winner will be selected from each Chesapeake school district. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate from White’s Old Mill Garden Center, a Chesapeake’s Notable Yards sign will be posted in the yard for one month and a certificate of achievement will be presented to the homeowner.

Judges are looking for:

  • Visual appeal and garden design
  • Healthy lawn practices 
  • Native trees, shrubs and flowers 
  • Food gardens and/or wildlife habitat 
  • Rainwater harvesting and runoff control 
  • Bonus: Active in the community

When: Nomination Deadline is May 31, 2017

  Judging will be completed in June | Winners will be announced in July

Where: Throughout the City of Chesapeake

Cost: FREE!

Who: Open to Chesapeake residents

Information: Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, 382-6411, or 

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