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Become a Volunteer Trillium Judge!

Do you love to garden? Do you want to contribute to our Community?

The Hamilton Trillium Awards program is made possible because of over three hundred volunteers who contribute their personal time to judge all properties in the City of Hamilton, often re-visiting their assigned zones several times before making a final decision on the issuance of awards.

Volunteer Judge Requirements:

  • a desire to be a judge, appreciate horticulture and gardening
  • some free time during the months of June and July to visit properties in your zone
  • must attend a short, evening Judge’s workshop in early spring

The Role of the Judge:

Volunteer Judges attend a special Judge’s workshop to better prepare them to evaluate the criteria of the Trillium Awards. Each City Ward is divided in to several smaller zones. Judges then select a zone to review all properties within the zone. The Judges in each zone select the two White Trillium Properties and one Award of Excellence.

To become a Volunteer Judge fill out this registration form. For additional information please contact the Trillium Committee by email trilliumawards@hamilton.ca or call 905-546-CITY (2489) for more information.

Please note that Ancaster and Flamborough have separate Trillium Award processes. Please contact either Horticultural Society for criteria and volunteer opportunities.