Westlake in Bloom

Enter the 2019 Westlake in Bloom annual gardening competition!

The friendly competition is among residents, organizations, and businesses in the Westlake community. Each spring a call goes out for entries for categories ranging from window boxes to entire yards, from private residences to corporate campuses. 

Judging takes place in early July with the winners announced at the awards ceremony in August. The best of the best is recognized with the Lu Walter "Best in Bloom" award.

Photos and the names of the first place winners are published here and in the City's annual Westlake Magazine. See the 2018 Westlake in Bloom winners list and photos from the first place winners below. 

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Entry Forms for the 2019 Competition

Note: Every Hilliard Boulevard flower box, Evergreen Cemetery memorial fence garden and Adopt-a-Bed garden is entered automatically in the judging. 


A downloadable form as well as printed versions available are in several locations in the city to make it easy to enter.  Forms can be mailed, emailed or dropped off in person at City Hall. Past winners are eligible to enter. 


The deadline to enter is Friday, June 28, 2019. 


Download an entry form or pick up one at the following locations:

  • Westlake Center for Community Services 
  • City Hall 
  • Recreation Center 
  • Westlake Porter Public Library 
  • Garden centers in Westlake - Cahoon Nursery, Dean’s Greenhouse, and Gale’s Westlake Garden Center

2018 Westlake in Bloom Competition

Thank you to everyone who participated in Westlake in Bloom last year and congratulations to all of our winners!


The 2018 Westlake in Bloom Appreciation Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at La Centre Banquet and Conference Center  at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility. 


A special lifetime achievement award for Bonnie Heim; first, second, third place awards; and the Lu Walter “Best in Bloom” Award were presented this year.

2018 Westlake in Bloom Winners List 

2018 First Place Winners Photo Gallery

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