What is a Winterscape?
A winterscape is a way of decorating your yard in the wintertime using snow, ice, natural objects and lights.
Why Build a Winterscape?
Beautify our Edmonton neighbourhoods! Get outside, exercise, and enjoy winter. Spend time with family, friends and neighbours. Connect with your community. Begin a new Family Day tradition!
Ideas and Suggestions
Winterscapes don’t require much equipment or many materials. Use what’s in your yard, add a few whimsical elements, and let your imagination run wild.
Find inspiration and ideas and suggestions to create your own winterscape using:
- nature’s art supplies
- getting creative with snow and ice
- wildlife-friendly features
- paint and colour
- winter lights
Did you know that plants add visual interest, too? Our guest blog, Spring Gardening for Winter Beauty, by NAIT landscape architecture instructor Jennifer Jones has tips for a landscape that can be enjoyed all year. Some ideas include:
- trees and shrubs
- herbaceous plants
Our What’s in a Winterscape? blog has even more photos and fun stories from previous entries.
Enter this year’s Winterscapes contest!