Great Landscape Awards

The Old Escondido Historic District Board is pleased to announce the Second Annual OEHD Great Landscapes Awards.


Nominate your favorite neighborhood landscapes. No need to be modest, if your yard is beautiful, nominate it. It deserves recognition!

Post your nominations now!

Once the nominations are in, our panel of judges will review the properties and choose ten winners.


The smaller print:

  • Properties awarded may be installed by a professional landscaper, but must be well maintained by the owner.

  • Gardens should be able to be seen from the street or sidewalk; Front yards only will be judged.

  • Recipients may be a home, apartment building, church, or business, but not a commercial landscaper or florist.

  • Properties must be within the Old Escondido Historic District boundaries.

  • A panel of judges (tentatively from El Plantio and Grangetto's) will review all nominations using criteria such as but not limited to sustainability, aesthetic appeal, the use of regionally appropriate plants, and water conserving irrigation.

  • The board reserves the right to disqualify any nominations that are obvious hoaxes.

  • Winners will receive a sign for their yard to recognize their accomplishment. Depending on state orders regarding COVID19, winners will also be recognized at our annual block party in August.