Golden Leaf Awards

COVID-19 Notice: Due to current conditions and Mayor Steve Schewel’s Stay-at-Home Order for Durham City and Durham County, we will be postponing the 2020 Golden Leaf Award Ceremony.

Please visit the Archive tab to view the 2020 Award Winners!


The Golden Leaf Awards recognize properties that provide attributes to Durham’s built environment, buildings, and landscapes. Awards will be given to homeowners, developers, designers, neighborhood groups, and civic organizations in the following categories: Neighborhood Garden & Landscape, Hearth & Home, Adaptive Reuse, Small Development, Large Development, Keep Durham Beautiful, and People’s Choice.

Note, the event is free and open to the public, and Durham residents are encouraged to attend.