Nominate a beautiful garden

  • Article by: CONNIE NELSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 15, 2008 - 11:57 AM

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What makes a great garden? Is it color? Design? Personality? Or just plain passion?

Every spring, the Home+Garden section features its Beautiful Gardens contest as a way to discover some of the great private gardens around the Twin Cities. We ask readers to tell us about their favorites. From the nominations we receive, we select five winners whose gardens we visit during the summer. Once the growing season has passed, we feature stories and pictures of the winning gardens in print and online.

To nominate a garden, send a letter describing it in detail. Tell us what's unique about the garden and the person -- or people -- who tend it. Dig up some snapshots of the garden in all its glory or take some photos this spring. Please include the gardener's name, address and phone number as well as your name, address and phone number. And if you have a great garden, don't hesitate to nominate yourself. Nominations will be accepted through June 6.

Mail them to:
Beautiful Gardens Contest
Home+Garden, Star Tribune
425 Portland Av. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55488.

Electronic submissions can be sent to
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