America in Bloom
Vision Carthage has been a member of the America in Bloom Awards Program for over 5 years. Through the years we have gained valuable feedback and insights through the AIB Evaluation process.
The City of Carthage has received the following Awards:
2020 Tree-Mendous Trees - Most Beautiful Canopy of Trees
2021 Tree-Mendous Trees - Most Beautiful Canopy of Trees
2021 Outstanding Achievement Award Urban Forestry
2022 Outstanding Achievement Award Celebrating Heritage
"Communities that are more welcoming and vibrant have a competitive advantage in attracting tourists and new residents, in stimulating economic development, and creating a thriving place for people to live, work, play, visit, and serve. Success starts with colorful plants and trees, engaged volunteers, a celebration of heritage, clean and healthy environments, community vitality, and help from America in Bloom" (americainbloom.org).
Garden in Bloom
We hold an annual Garden in Bloom Awards program to highlight and celebrate the gardens and landscapes that make Carthage a more beautiful place. During this annual program we take nominations from the community, asking them to select gardens they have noticed and wish to see recognized.