The City is encouraging anyone with a green thumb – or anyone who would like to start – to enter the 2011 Garden Contest.

The contest is being hosted by the Celebrate! Fort St. John committee, which will be awarding various prizes for first, second, and third place under three groups: residential, non-profit and commercial property.

Residential properties can then be judged on their backyard, front yard, full yard (front and back), container garden and vegetable garden.

Commercial and non-profit properties can be judged on their main entryway, container garden or vegetable garden.

Anyone interested in participating can pick up a form at City Hall, the Visitor Information Centre or on the City’s website.

Entries must be received by July 18 and judging will occur between July 20 and 23.