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Hartford Urban Gardeners Society Awards


PRESENTING: The 9th Annual HUGS Awards

The Hartford Urban Gardeners Society Awards recognize Hartford residents, businesses, and organizations for their outstanding landscaping efforts in the city of Hartford.

Over the years dozens of residents have been recognized and celebrated for their spectacular work in their personal or business gardens or through landscape installations.  All awardees are forever recognized as member of the Hartford Urban Gardeners Society, affectionally known as HUGS.

Submit your Nominations here.

Celebrate the beauty in Hartford with us at the HUGS Award Ceremony during the KNOX Annual Harvest Market on November 19, 2022.


  • Private/Home Gardens           
  • Public/Business Property         
  • Community/Organization       
  • “Love Your Block” Project   


  • Nominate yourself, or someone else
  • Garden must be located in Hartford, CT
  • Please include picture (s) and a short description as to why you like it!
  • Submit nomination via mail, email or use the nomination form at www.knoxhartford.org; or Maria Burke, KNOX, 75 Laurel St. Hartford, 06106; info@knoxhartford.org

All nominations MUST include:

  • Location of garden – address and owner name
  • Your Contact information—name (person nominating) address, phone, and email
  • Nominations open Memorial Day through Labor Day 2022
  • A volunteer committee from throughout the city will select the winners in late September. Email info@knoxhartford.org if interested

Brought to you by KNOX and McCarter & English with the City of Hartford, HartfordNext, and Advocacy to Legacy.