November 2023 Update
As another successful gardening season comes to an end, we reflect on the year that was.
It is with heartfelt gratitude we wish to offer thanks to all of those who made the 2023 Competition a great success.
To our loyal Sponsors, this is all possible because of you. To each and every one of you who were a part of the competitions, congratulations on all of your hard work.
Check out our Winners Gallery, to view the 2023 winning entries and award presentations.
Even as 2023 comes to a close, we look to 2024 with anticipation and optimism. Watch for our 2024 Competition Book to make its debut in the Spring.
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
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.