Beautification Awards

UPDATE as of May 18, 2020: In the interest of public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Horticulture, Ecology and Beautification (HEB) Committee has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Beautification Contest. The HEB Committee plans to resume the Beautification Contest in spring 2021.

BIENNIAL BEAUTIFICATION CONTEST


The City of Creve Coeur Horticulture, Ecology and Beautification (HEB) Committee encourages all Creve Coeur residents, community groups and local businesses to participate in the biennial Beautification Contest. 

Award Categories


• Best Butterfly Garden • Best Use of Native Plants • Most Creative Garden
• Best in the City • Best Use of Small Space • Best Stormwater Solution/Rain Garden
• Best Commercial • Best Container • Most Outstanding Tree
• Best Institutional • Best Curb Appeal
• Best Subdivision/Condominium
Entrance/Common Ground
• Best Water Feature
 

The next Beautification Contest is planned for spring 2021. All submissions can include up to four digital photographs identified by address. The HEB Committee serves as contest judges. Winners will be notified by mail and announced in the residential newsletter.

For more information, contact Janet Rueschhoff at jrueschhoff@crevecoeurmo.gov or (314) 872-2511.
Most Creative Garden

9th Biennial Beautification Contest Winners


The City of Creve Coeur Horticulture, Ecology and Beautification (HEB) Committee is proud to announce the Beautification Contest Award Winners for 2018. All Creve Coeur residents, community groups and local businesses were encouraged to participate in the biennial Beautification Contest, which was judged in June 2018 by the HEB.

Best in City


Carol Costigan
Carol Costigan’s multiple gardens earned her the “Best in City” designation this year. Carol has turned a steep, sloping lot into multiple levels of sun and shade gardens. A peaceful waterfall drops into a charming, secluded pond in the backyard.
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Best Curb Appeal


Dennis Green
The gardens at Dennis Green’s home are charming, full of interesting sights at each nook and cranny. Beds hold brightly colored annuals, perennials and even a charming wishing well. All these visual components earn Denny “Best Curb Appeal.”
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Best Use of Small Space


St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
Small spaces can have a huge impact. In the center of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church is a Prayer Garden. The serene small space wows!
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Most Outstanding Trees


Bradley Shanker
Tree perfection resides at Bradley Shanker’s home. The sheer quantity and quality of blue and green evergreens, deep crimson Japanese Maples and bright green Gingko trees overwhelm visually. The “Most Outstanding Trees” call themselves home here. 
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Best Container


Creve Coeur Racquet Club
What do you do when you have tennis courts, pool decks and brick walks? You plant containers! Creve Coeur Racquet Club has containers beautifying all spaces that can’t be gardened.  Huge containers of Elephant Ears, Santolina, Sunpatiens and “Eyeball Plant” bring punch and color to these spaces and earn Creve Coeur Racquet Club “Best Container” status.
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