Mayor’s Garden Contest Returns to the Public Garden

By Dan Murphy

Mayor Michelle Wu joined Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, the city’s Chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, and Boston Parks and Recreation Department Commissioner Ryan Woods in recognizing this year’s winners at the Mayor’s 2022 Garden Contest Awards Ceremony on Monday, Aug. 15, in the Public Garden.

Contest winners from Jamaica Plain included Sandra Jordan and Robert Monahon; and Linda Sklar, who took first and second place, respectively, in the Medium Yard category.

Jamaica Plain Cohousing was also the third-place winner in the Vegetable or Herb category.

First-place winners in each garden category received the coveted “Golden Trowel” award from Mayor Wu while Nancy Cressin of West Roxbury, who was the first-place winner in the Large Yard category, was the winner of the contest’s JetBlue Grand Prize Drawing for two round trip tickets for non-stop travel from Boston.

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