Extension Gardener has earned many prestigious awards from state, regional and national organizations:
- International Association of Business Communicators Silver Quill Award, Southeast U.S., for the best newsletter in the entire Southeast, 10-state region.
- American Society of Horticultural Science, 1st Place Newsletter
- National Association of County Agricultural Agents, best newsletter in the nation.
- Southern Extension Forest Resource Specialists, best newsletter in Southern region.
- N.C. Association of County Agricultural Agents, best newsletter in state.
- Mecklenburg County Priority Awards, best newsletter and program in the county.
- Printing Industry of the Carolinas
- Garden Globe Award
- Garden Writers Association
- Search for Excellence Innovative Program Initiative Award, North Carolina State Grange/NC Extension Foundation.