'The Greenest Place in Passaic County"

Garden Contest

For 10 years City Green has recognized the beautiful work of Paterson gardeners in the Annual Greenest Place in Paterson Garden Contest. We are excited to continue our Passaic County Garden Contest this year! In these unprecedented times, let's share and celebrate our gardens as places for respite, joy and resilience. Our new online contest is an opportunity to highlight the amazing gardens that fill all of our communities, and acknowledge our many neighbors that take pride in their flower and vegetable gardens.

Container Garden Winner 2019


Gardens can be entered into one or more of the garden categories:

  • Vegetable Gardens

  • Flower Gardens

  • Container Gardens

  • Art in the Garden

  • Children in the Garden

All gardens will be showcased on social media and will be entered into a random prize drawing for each garden category. Only residential gardens in Passaic County are eligible, and a garden may only win in one category. To enter, submit your garden photos and contact information in the form below by July 31st. 


This year we invite community members of all ages to submit a piece of creative writing or artwork that celebrates the garden or what gardening means to you. Share a poem, essay, story piece of artwork, memory or ode that captivates the power and beauty behind your gardening experience. 

Submissions should be no more than 300 words. 

There are three age categories.

  1. Children (under 12) - submit a work of garden art (poster or collage) with a few sentences about the garden or a short essay, story or poem

  2. Teens (12 to 17 years) - submit a short essay, story, poem or other creative writing piece

  3. Adults (18+) - submit a short essay, story, poem or other creative writing piece

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