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Hello Spring!

Greetings to all of you Gardening Enthusiasts and our loyal Sponsors,

Another gardening season is almost upon us. The sun is getting stronger and the days longer. I know I am not the only one aching to get my hands dirty. 

The Rural Beautification Society is looking forward to our 76th year of competitions.   We will be introducing the 2023 Competition Book in the very near future. 

This year we are excited to announce a brand-new competition focused on Recently Established Flower Gardens. We hope to encourage those who are developing a green thumb, and those whose gardens are just getting started.  The Heritage Building competitions that were created last year for our 75th Anniversary are being re-offered as well.  

It is with much anticipation and enthusiasm that I look forward to the coming season. 

Happy and successful gardening to everyone!

Elaine Preston

President, Rural Beautification Society  

2023 Awards Ceremony

A wonderful evening of presenting prizes to the winners of each competition. Each winner will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Annual Awards Ceremony.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Florence Simmons Performance Hall

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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.

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.


We are pleased to support the great work of the PEI Women’s Institute.

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