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Hartford Urban Gardeners Society Awards

PRESENTING: The 8th 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 8 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.



Private/Home Gardens           Public/Business Property         Community/Organization            NEW IN 2021 

-Yard or Container                             -Landscaping or Planters                     -Inside or Outside                               -Best Care of          -Food or Ornamental                         -Streetscape or Block                           -Neighborhood Efforts                  KNOX Planted Tree  -Ecological Restoration                     -Ecological Restoration                       -Ecological Restoration                   -Best 2021 “Love                                                                                                                                                                                                   Your Block” Project                                                                                                                                                                                           or Community Clean-Up


  • 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

Celebrate the winners with us at the KNOX Annual Harvest Market in November, 2021.

75 Laurel Street, Hartford 

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