2023 Green Thumb Awards

It's once again time to recognize and honor efforts to beautify Edwardsville through landscaping, flowering or gardening projects.  The Green Thumb Awards were created by the City's Beautification and Tree Commission to encourage projects that foster neighborhood and civic pride. 

Residential, neighborhood, commercial, and civic beautification settings will be recognized. This program is an easy and fun way to celebrate properties and projects that are a visual delight!

The Green Thumb Award Committee will visit each nominated site and take photographs. Award recipients will be notified later in the summer and receive a Green Thumb sign to post on their property for one month.

Nominating someone for a Green Thumb Award 

Anyone who maintains property within Edwardsville City limits is eligible for an award (other than members of the Beautification and Tree Commission and Green Thumb Award Committee). Self-applications also are encouraged.   The Green Thumb Award Committee will consider the character of the nomination submitted (i.e. a homeowner-maintained garden, a professionally designed and maintained garden, a volunteer-maintained garden).

Ways to submit a nomination

For 2023, nominations may be submitted between May 1 and June 4.

  • Nominations can be filled out and submitted online by clicking here.
  • Nomination forms also can be printed out and dropped off or mailed to:

Parks and Recreation Department (Attn.: Green Thumb Awards), 118 Hillsboro Avenue, Edwardsville, IL 62025

2021 Edwardsville Green Thumb Award Recipients

The City of Edwardsville Beautification and Tree Commission presents the 2021 Edwardsville Green Thumb Award recipients. Each year, landscaping, flowering and gardening efforts that enhance the City are recognized by the Edwardsville Beautification and Tree Commission. Award recipients receive a sign to post on their property for one month. Six Green Thumb Awards were presented: four residential, one subdivision, and one business/commercial property.

2021 Green Thumb Awards Recipients

2019 Green Thumb Award Winners

BP Service Station, 415 Main Street, Akshay Patel

2018 Green Thumb Award Winners

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