Hawthorn Woods In Bloom

America-In-Bloom-logo.pngThe Village of Hawthorn Woods joined the America in Bloom national environmental effort in 2018 and formed its own local chapter in 2019 called Hawthorn Woods in Bloom. America in Bloom is a national non-profit organization which provides communities with a framework for building community pride, participation, and beautification.

In 2019, Mayor Joseph Mancino appointed the inaugural members to the Hawthorn Woods in Bloom Committee. These members serve as volunteers for this initiative. The Hawthorn Woods in Bloom Committee is working in several different community areas including:

  • Cultural heritage
  • Flowers and landscaping
  • Adopt-A-Park
  • Excellence in Landscaping Award
  • Community Vitality
  • Urban Forestry
  • Public Awareness
  • Environmental Education

Hawthorn Woods Community Profile

Read our 2023 Community Profile for the Village of Hawthorn Woods (PDF)


  • America in Bloom – 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award Landscaped Areas
  • America in Bloom – 2022 Landscaped Areas Community Recognition
  • America in Bloom – 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award Environmental Efforts
  • America in Bloom – 2021 Coolest Place for Kids
  • America in Bloom – 2021 Innovation in Action- Most Impressive New Program 
  • America in Bloom – 2021 Overall Impression Community Recognition 
  • America in Bloom – 2020 Best Ecological Preservation Project - Meadowlark Park and Arboretum and Brierwoods Preserve
  • America in Bloom Community Champion 2020 - Pamela O. Newton, Village of Hawthorn Woods COO
  • America in Bloom - 2020 Environmental Efforts Community Recognition
  • America in Bloom Champion 2019 – Population Category 5,000 – 10,000 
  • America in Bloom – 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Environmental Efforts
  • America in Bloom Cultivating Inspiration – 2019 Community Mentoring Award
  • America in Bloom – 2019 Landscaped Areas Community Recognition
  • America in Bloom Champion 2018 – Population Category 5,000 – 10,000
  • America in Bloom – 2018 Community Vitality Community Recognition

Community Programs & Initiatives 

Hawthorn Woods In Bloom Excellence in Gardening Awards Program

The Village of Hawthorn Woods is accepting nominations for the 2023 Excellence in Gardening Award. We are proud of the beauty of our community and want to share in celebrating our environmental efforts with those who contribute to it. This awards program recognizes residents and businesses who take the time to enhance their properties with gardens, trees, vegetables, flowers, sculptures, water features, or any other hardscapes that integrate with landscaping to make our Hawthorn Woods gardens special. 

Download the Nomination Packet (PDF)

Environmental Education Resources