The National Garden Bureau (NGB) is now accepting entries for the 2024 Green Thumb Award.
Entries can be live goods or hard goods. In live goods, there are separate categories for annuals, edibles, perennials, and shrubs. Entries in hard goods can be garden tools, garden décor, books, or any other innovative garden item.
The criteria on which all entries will be judged are uniqueness, technological innovation, ability to solve a gardening problem or provide a gardening opportunity, and overall appeal to gardeners.
National Garden Bureau members can enter products into the Green Thumb program based on their membership level. Non-members are encouraged to join in order to submit their new and innovative garden products. The deadline to enter is October 16, end-of-day.
Winners will be selected by a panel of National Garden Bureau members.
New for this year is the People’s Choice category! Each product category will have two winners: one being the Industry’s Choice and one being the People’s Choice, where NGB’s community will vote on their favorite products.
“The Green Thumb Award is an exciting program that aligns well with NGB’s mission to Inspire, Connect, and Grow,” said NGB President Jeannine Bogard from Syngenta. “Our members are proud to evaluate and provide our ‘thumbs-up’ to the outstanding new garden plants and products.”