Garden Awards

yards we love

Do you pass by a yard or garden each day that you think deserves recognition? Send us a note to nominate it for the Yard of the Month award.

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  • September 2022 – NW Doral

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    Nancy lost her husband two years ago and moved to McMinnville from Lebanon to be near daughter who helped her design her new yard.  Nancy…

  • August 2022 – NW Michelbook

    Yard of the Month

    This month we chose a yard due to multiple requests from the public over the years. Our guidelines do not allow us to select professionally…

  • July 2022 – St. Andrews

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    Kent retired in 2015 from 43 years in city management, including 29 years as city manager of McMinnville. He started mowing and weeding a big…

  • June 2022 – SW Blaine St

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    Michael, who does the gardening, works as a baker for La Provence Wholesale Bakery in SE Portland. He and Tiffany have lived at this house…

  • April 2022 – Baker Creek Rd

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    Jerry is semi retired and Evelyn is retired and volunteers for Encompass Yamhill Valley which provides help for the houseless. They make bike pods and…

  • October 2021 – NE 18th St

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    Liz is a retired substitute teacher and Ben was a vocational agriculture teacher and a millwright before retiring. Liz loves her garden and it has…

  • July 2021 – SW Cypress St

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    John and Beccie have lived at this address for 38 years. John works for Linfield University in ground maintenance while Beccie concentrates her skills on…

  • June 2021 – NW Crestbrook Court

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    Elsie and her husband Jack moved to McMinnville from Milton-Freewater in 1993. In Milton-Freewater, Jack was a school councilor and Elsie was a physical education…

  • September 2019 – NE Newby St

    Yard of the Month

    Phil works for Cameron Winery and Zealand is a 4th grade teacher at Wascher Elementary School. They moved here from Santa Cruz, California and have…

  • August 2019 – NW Willamette Drive

    Yard of the Month

    The Johnsons have lived here 4 years.They moved from a house in the country in order to downsize in retirement.  Gale owned and ran Mac…

  • July 2019 – NE Village Court

    Yard of the Month

    Kathleen has lived here since 2012.  She brought many of the plants from her former home in Washington to plant in her garden. Her house…

  • June 2019 – Forway River Home

    Yard of the Month

    Michele and Claire have lived at this address for 2 years.  Both are teachers in McMinnville. Michelle at Columbus grade school  and Claire teaches 5th…

  • April 2019 – SW Alexandra

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    Tom and Jeri moved here from Costa Rica in 2000.  Tom works as an estimator for a roofing company. Jeri is the gardener and takes…

  • September 2018 – Border Lane

    Yard of the Month

    Leonardo works for Franz Bakery and Julia works for Meggit Polymers and Composites in McMinnville. They have three children. The Ramirez’s have lived in this…

  • August 2018 – NW Cedar St

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    Mark is a retired nurse, and Teleda works for Beavers manufacturing. The name on the house says it all: ROSE COTTAGE.  Teleda collects roses and…

  • July 2018 – SW Fellows Street

    Yard of the Month

    Randy is a building contractor and Michele an office manager for Freelin-Wade. They have lived in this house for 4 years. Randy is the gardener…

  • June 2018 – NW 10th

    Yard of the Month

    Santiago and Hanna are both teachers and have three children. They have lived in this house 1 1/2 yrs, and Hanna is the gardener, although…

  • May 2018 – NW Jakes Ct

    Yard of the Month

    David and Ann have lived in their home for 6 yrs. David is a retired pharmacist from Safeway in Portland, Ann is also retired from…

  • April 2018 – Fleischauer Ln

    Yard of the Month

    Jonathan works for New Energy. Kate works as a software consultant. Tucked behind 4 giant fir trees is this cute blue cottage  with daffodils that…

  • September 2016 – NW Meadows Dr

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    What catches the eye from the street are the large rock steps leading up to the front entrance along with some artistically pruned trees and…

  • August 2016 – SW Courtney Laine Drive

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    John works as a financial advisor and Janet works part time at Casa Bella and the Sage Restaurant. Janet is a Bernards from Carlton and…

  • July 2016 – SW Fleishauer

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    The Ruckers both work for Yamhill County, Brian as a probation officer and Jenifer with developmentally disabled clients. They have lived in the area for…

  • June 2016 – NW Beary Street

    Yard of the Month

    The owners have lived in this house for 20 years. Their yard is full of flowers, mostly roses, both front and back. Jose does the…

  • May 2016 – NW Zinfandel Ct

    Yard of the Month

    Mike is a teacher for Patton Middle School and Kari is 1/2 owner of New to You resale store. Kari loves to landscape and it…

  • April 2016 – Pinehurst Drive

    Yard of the Month

    We picked the yard for its structure and colorful foliage. This delightful couple work as a team on their yard. Edie makes piles and Don…

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