Excellence In Gardening Award

Is your garden, yard or landscape an eye-catcher in your neighborhood? Or do you know someone whose property is a beautiful showcase of gardens, trees, and/or sculptures? If so, don’t wait – nominate!

The Village of Hawthorn Woods is now accepting nominations for their 2023 Excellence in Gardening Award. 

We are proud of our community and want to share in celebrating our environmental efforts with those residents who take the time to enhance their properties with perennial, bulb, or vegetable gardens, trees and bushes, sculptures, water features or other hardscapes that integrate well with the natural environment to help make our Hawthorn Woods areas ecologically sustainable and distinctive. 

Nomination forms, contest rules, and complete details are available at Village Hall (2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods) or by clicking here. Nominees must be located within the municipal limits of the Village of Hawthorn Woods. All submissions should include at least one (1) photo, printed or digital. There are now 5 chances to win for the 2023 season: 

Award MonthDeadline for Submission
June 2023May 31, 2023
July 2023  2023 June 30, 2023
August 2023 July 31, 2023
September 2023 August 31, 2023
October 2023 September 15, 2023

Gardens are judged on design, maintenance, originality, color, plant diversity, and contributions to the environment. A previous award-winning garden is pictured here.

So, join in the fun! Don’t wait – NOMINATE!