Dear Sponsors and Gardening Friends,
The PEI Rural Beautification Society has been offering annual competitions for 75 years. Due to Covid-19, we had to cancel all planned activities for the last two years. The year 2020 was supposed to be our 75th Anniversary and we looked forward to celebrating with all of you. As we look to 2022 with promise and excitement,
it is our intent to move forward with our Annual Competitions.
With all of us required to ‘stay home and be safe,’ Islanders decided to spend more time than ever in their gardens and renovating their properties. We have noticed! As a result, we anticipate receiving many entries this year. We are busy putting the final touches on our competition book. It will be available on our website very soon and they will be distributed to many Island businesses.
Stay tuned for more details and we hope you will share our exciting news with you gardening friends and neighbours.
Garth Davey, President
Prince Edward Island Rural Beautification Society
PEI Rural Beautification Society
The Prince Edward Island Rural Beautification Society is grateful for the generosity of donors, community groups, corporate sponsors and the PEI Government for their continued support.
75th Diamond Celebration
Rural Prince Edward Island has been noted for its natural beauty and for its lovely cared-for homes, lawns, gardens, cemeteries, and community buildings. Visitors to the Island have often wondered if there is a law that requires rural Islanders to keep their properties neat and attractive. This was not always the case. After the Second World War, many farm and community properties were in a sad state of neglect and disrepair.
In just a few years, however, a small volunteer organization started by Lt.-Col. E. W. Johnstone began transforming the look of the countryside. For over 75 years, the PEI Rural Beautification Society has encouraged countless Islanders to plant gardens and to paint, repair and improve their homes, farms & properties. The PEI Rural Beautification Society has been a leader in enhancing the rural landscape of our beloved Province. Prize money totalling more than $15,000 is awarded each year.
To celebrate our 75th Anniversary, we are offering three Heritage Competitions: Heritage Home, Heritage Community Building and Heritage Commercial Building. Entries in these competitions must be at least 75 years old, built in 1947 or earlier.
Special awards and prizes presented at the Annual Awards Dinner on October 27, 2022.