About our State Awards Program

Whether a garden beautifies a neighborhood or teaches kids how to grow vegetables, it’s hard not to be inspired by the love and care that a gardener puts into it. We’re currently seeking nominations for such gardens and gardeners for our annual State Awards.

You can nominate gardeners who have made outstanding contributions to greening efforts in public gardens or community projects; individuals, projects and activities of neighborhood groups; garden clubs and organizations that have contributed to rejuvenating communities and have brightened our world through plants.

Capture the beauty of the gardens now with high resolution digital photos, as award winners will be featured in Northern Gardener magazine, on northerngardener.org, and at our annual State Awards and Recognition Event.

In addition to our State Awards Program, we also sponsor District Awards:

Our Award of Merit recognizes special merit in the promotion, performance, or benefit of northern horticultural and gardening activities by an individual or group. Open to all individuals or groups and awarded at the District Level.

Our Outstanding District Service Award is awarded to past Award of Merit recipients for continued exemplary service at the District Level. This award may be given to any individual or group. Submitted to District for review and awarded at the District Level.