Alley Garden Awards


A BIG thank you to the 2017 Alley Garden Award judges, winners, and friendly neighbors who nominated gardens! 

 The map is now available! - Take a walk or bike ride through the neighborhood to view the 2016 Alley Garden Award winners!

Awards Celebration

All are welcome to join us at our Alley Garden and Native Garden Awards Celebration on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (1935 St Clair Ave)

Want to receive an email reminder closer to the date? Email 

Did you miss the judging period? Plan your garden for next year! Nominations begin in the spring, and judging takes place in June.

Deter crime by gardening!
Planting a few perennials here and potting some plants there can make a huge difference in improving the aesthetics and safety of your home. In 1992, the Macalester-Groveland Community Council agreed that community beautification deters crime. In response, we started the Alley Garden Awards. Prepare your alleyside property in time for the Alley Garden Awards and help prevent garage burglaries and other crimes facilitated by unkempt property.