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Grey2Green Sidewalk Garden Contest
Categories include Best Gardens in:
California Natives * Drought Tolerance * Biodiversity and Pollinators


  • All contest participants must attend one free Grey2Green workshop. These informative workshops are free, and will cover the permitting process, garden plant selection, and design.
  • Only new sidewalk gardens are permitted to enter
  • All entries must have before as well as after photographs of their sidewalk gardens
  • All entries must meet all SF Department of Public Works requirements for the Sidewalk Landscape Permit
  • Top candidates will have completed plant names listed (Genus & species)

How to Enter

  • Send in your intent to enter the contest with your Sidewalk Landscape Permit application, and send photos to
  • Deadline to submit Sidewalk Landscape Permit for contest is November 30th, 2011
  • Prizes will be awarded to first place and runner-up gardens in all three categories. First prize in all three categories receive $50 gift certificates to The Urban Farmer Store. Second place in all three categories receive $25 gift certificates to The Urban Farmer Store.

Please call (415) 641-2623 for more information or questions about the Sidewalk Landscape Permit process.

Urban Farmer StoreSpecial thanks to The Urban Farmer Store for
furnishing prizes for the Sidewalk Garden Contest!

Grey2Green is a partnership between:

San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco Parks Trust, San Francisco Department of Public Works


SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

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