Got a great garden? Know of one? Well, we want to know about it, too.

Every year, we sponsor our Beautiful Gardens contest as a way to discover some of the great private gardens in the Twin Cities. The contest is your chance to tell us about your favorites. Winners will be featured in a cover story in this section and online. The competition is fierce, so get your nominations in early.

How to nominate? Send a letter describing the garden and the people who tend it. Dig up some snapshots of the garden in its glory or take some fresh photos this spring. Please include the gardener's name, address and phone number as well as your own. And if you have a great garden, don't hesitate to nominate yourself. The deadline for nominations is June 19.

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