Is your garden, yard or landscape an eye catcher in your neighborhood? Or do you know someone who should be recognized? The Village of Hawthorn Woods is accepting nominations for our 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.
We want to recognize our residents 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.
Nomination forms are available online at www.vhw.org/HawthornWoodsInBloom. Nominees must be located with the municipal limits of the Village of Hawthorn Woods. All submissions must include at least one (1) photo. See the contest rules for complete details. There are 4 chances to win for each season:
- July - Nomination forms due June 15th
- August - Nomination forms due July 15th
- September - Nomination forms due August 15th
- October - Nomination forms due September 15th
All nominations will be reviewed and judged by the Village’s Hawthorn Woods in Bloom Committee. The committee will select 3 finalists each month. The committee will visit each of these gardens, and will select a winner each month. Gardens are judged on design, maintenance, originality, color, plant diversity and contributions to the environment.