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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 and beautification efforts in Hartford. Since we began this project, hundreds 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           
  • 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 the space!
  • Submit nomination via mail, email or use the nomination form here; or email Maria Burke for more information.

All nominations MUST include:

  • Location of garden – address and owner name
  • Your Contact information—name (person nominating) address, phone, and email
  • Nominations due on September 30, 2022
  • A volunteer committee from throughout the city will select the winners in late September. Email info@knoxhartford.org if interested.

Celebrate the winners with us at the award ceremony

on November 19, 2022

held at the KNOX Annual Harvest Market — 75 Laurel Street, Hartford 

Brought to you by KNOX, McCarter & English, The City of Hartford, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Advocacy to Legacy.