Neighbor Nominated | Professionally Judged

We Have Winners! 

  • 537 S. Juniper St.  

  • 425 E 5th Ave.  

  • 420 E 7th Ave. 

  • 604 E 7th Ave.

  • 503 E 8th Ave.

  • 538 E 9th Ave.

  • 109 W 7th Ave. 

  • 1002 S. Broadway

  • 538 S. Ivy St.

  • 629 S. Kalmia St.

Take advantage of our cool summer mornings and evenings. Follow our map to take a walk and find them all. Winner signs will be up through August 31st.

Special thanks go to:

  • Those who participated by sending in your nominations.

  • Escondido Neighborhood Services for donating El Plantio gift certificates for the top three winners.

  • The office of the mayor of the City of Escondido for the certificates of recognition for all ten winners.

  • Bill Snapp of El Plantio Nursery for taking the time to judge all the nominees.

  • Kevin Grangetto of Grangetto's Farm and Garden Supply for donating $25 gift certificates for five winners.

Missed the event?

Take a look below for the original event details so that you may participate next year.

First Annual Great Landscapes Awards

Share your favorite Old Escondido landscapes, whether it's a single-family residence, multi-family, or business, we want to know. Having trouble deciding? There is no limit to the number of great landscapes that you can nominate! You may even nominate your own yard. Please, give yourself a nice pat on the back for your hard work this Spring. Take a stroll and begin your list of neighborhood nominations. Click the link below to get started.​

Nominations are now closed!

Nominations close June 30, 2020

Judging happens the first week of July 2020

Winners announced soon after via social media and the Old Escondido website

***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.

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