The Golden Arrow Awards is one of our signature annual event. 27 awards are given to single-family homeowners to celebrate their efforts in creating front yard gardens that help beautify their streets and neighborhood.
We hope to encourage others in the neighborhood to similarly participate to enhance and foster pride on their street.
For those interested in the process, the city map is divided into 9 areas. In March, the first round, PBF volunteers drive down each street to view and to select 6 outstanding gardens from each of the 9 areas. A second team then reviews these 8 semi-finalists to choose the final 3. The winners are then invited to attend a reception and an award ceremony held in May. They are awarded the Golden Arrow meant to be displayed in their yards and a certificate of merit recognizing their efforts.
Please note that residents of Pasadena have the opportunity to nominate a front yard garden for consideration through our website before the event. Please see nomination form below.