Toledo-area gardeners are invited to enter the second annual Gardens Galore contest sponsored by the Toledo Botanical Garden.
Residential, community projects, and businesses can enter, and awards will be given for nine types of gardens: water, shade, rose, perennial, annual, style (such as Victorian, Oriental, English), vegetable/herb, children s, and combination gardens.
Gardens will be evaluated on regional appropriateness of plantings, creativity, originality, and general maintenance. Judges will also consider landscape design, use of color, lighting, art, outdoor living spaces, containers, and unusual or rare varieties.
Five photographs of the garden or landscape at its peak and a description of the type of garden are required. Entry fee is $10, and deadline is July 15.
Judging will be Aug. 1 to 5, and awards will be presented Aug. 28. For information, call TBG at 419-936-2986.