Garden of the Year

Enter SLHL's Garden of the Year contest. Is your garden blooming with beauty? Tell us about it, and your garden could be pictured in St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles. If you are the owner or designer of a gorgeous garden, enter our 2016 Gardens of the Year contest. Winning gardens (suburban and urban) will be featured in the September 2016 issue of St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles. For more information, e-mail [email protected]. Entry deadline is June 3, 2016.


Eligibility Requirements:

Any residential suburban or urban garden located in the Greater St. Louis area. The garden must not have been published previously and cannot be scheduled for publication prior to October 2014 (including advertisements). Homeowners also must be available to have their garden photographed by a St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles contracted photographer between June 6 and July 15, 2014.

Selection Criteria:

Judges will select winners on the basis of use of color and contrast, attention to blooming patterns, unique features and outstanding overall design.

Submission Requirements:
In addition to this form, please submit the following:

  • A half-page summary of your garden. Include distinctive features, a characterization of its design, and any challenges and solutions involved in its creation.
  • A CD with up to 10 photos. Photograph prints will also be accepted. You may also include a map of your garden. Professional photography is not required for entry; however, photo credit information is required with professional photos.

Entry fee is $50 for first entry; $30 per subsequent entry.

Please make copies of all materials; entries become the property of St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles.

Please omit names of clients or participating parties from materials other than on the entry form.

Please send all materials to:

St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles
ATTN: Gardens of the Year
255 Lamp & Lantern
Town & Country, MO 63017
or [email protected]