The Blooming Saint Paul Awards is a collaborative initiative between Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, the Saint Paul Garden Club, and the Ramsey County Master Gardeners. The program is presented by the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and the Capitol Region Watershed District. The Awards help showcase residents and businesses who are dedicated to enhancing their local communities through landscaping. A yearly award ceremony is put on to recognize honorees.
For 2019, Supatra’s Thai Cuisine in the heart of West 7th (967 7th St W., 651-222-5859) has been awarded the Business Category Silver Bloom Award for the exemplary work they have done on their patio and “greening” their small parking area. Blooming Saint Paul invites everyone to be involved through the nomination process. In April, 2020, information for nominations for the 2020 awards will be available. Categories include gardens, landmark trees, youth groups or individuals that you feel goes above and beyond to help beautify the community.
Nomination criteria require (a) All gardens, trees and groups must be within St. Paul city limits; (b) All nominations on private property must be visible from the sidewalk, street or alley; (c) Alley gardens must have an address clearly visible from alley; (d) Gardens maintained by the City Parks Department are not eligible. There are seven award categories. See stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation/natural-resources/arts-gardens/blooming-saint-paul/ to follow the process.