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Hartford Urban Gardeners Society Awards

Showcase Hartford’s Gardens!

The 7th 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 past 7 years, dozens of residents have been recognized and celebrated for their spectacular work in their personal or business gardens.  All awardees are forever recognized as member of the Hartford Urban Gardeners Society, affectionally known as HUGS.

Brought to you by KNOX and McCarter & English with Hartford Next and Advocacy to Legacy.

For any questions, please email Maria Burke.

Here is my nomination!

There are 3 Contest Categories

Private/Home Gardens

    • Yard or Container
    • Food or Ornamental
    • Ecological Restoration

Public/Business Property

    • Landscaping or Planters
    • Streetscape or Block Garden
    • Ecological Restoration


    • Inside or Outside
    • Neighborhood Efforts
    • Ecological Restoration



  • 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 due on Monday, September 7, 2020
  • A volunteer committee from throughout the city will select the winners in late September. Email info@knoxhartford.org if interested.
  • HUGS Award Ceremony TBA