Alley Garden Awards

July 11 – July 18, 2024
What are Alley Garden Awards?

Deter crime by gardening. Planting a few perennials here and potting some plants there can make a huge difference in improving the aesthetics and safety of your home. 

In 1992, the Macalester-Groveland Community Council agreed that community beautification deters crime. In response, we started the Alley Garden Awards. Prepare your alleyside property in time for the Alley Garden Awards and help prevent garage burglaries and other crimes facilitated by unkempt property. 

How do I qualify for an award?
  • You must have an easily recognizable house number that’s visible from the alley
  • You garden must be along the alley/on the alley side of the fencing
  • Your garden must be well maintained and have minimal weeds
  • The entire alley side of your property must be litter free and neat
  • Your garden (which can also be contained with pots) must be used for the cultivation of flowers, vegetables, herbs, or fruit
2023 Award recipients

1017 gardens were awarded in 2023!

2022 Award Recipients

1015 gardens were awarded in 2022!