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Vote for the Best Amateur Garden in Our Design Awards

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Vote for the Best Amateur Garden in Our Design Awards

July 31, 2017

Our judges have chosen the finalists, now you choose the winners. Vote for your favorite projects in our 2017 Considered Design Awards, once per day in each of the Gardenista and Remodelista categories. Voting closes at midnight on August 4, and winners will be announced on August 7.

Below, browse the finalists in the best Amateur Garden category and then head to our awards page to Vote.

N.B.: Curious to know who’s winning? We reveal the rankings when you vote in each category.

Nebraska Cabana Project

Above: Andrew Tatreau submitted his Nebraska Cabana, chosen as a finalist by Gardenista editor Michelle Slatalla, who said: “A cleverly designed slatted cabana adds shade and serenity to a sunny garden.”

English Longing Project

Above: Barry submitted his English Longing garden in Wingdale, New York, chosen by guest judge Deborah Needleman, who said: “Lovely, romantic, and well-executed. It’s an ambitious garden, and will improve with time.”

Low Water Santa Barbara Garden Project

Above: Justin Carroll’s Low Water Santa Barbara Garden was chosen by Deborah Needleman, who commented on the “striking and surprising, yet completely pleasing, and quite artistic, plant combinations. It has a wonderful combination of the wild, romantic qualities of English perennial borders done with drought tolerant plants suited to this climate and this landscape. It’s impressive how the garden manages to be exuberant and restrained through intelligent planting and enough structure and hardscape to keep the overall look crisp.”

A Young City Garden Project

Above: Joel Baluyot entered A Young City Garden in San Francisco, chosen by Michelle Slatalla, who said: “A lively and colorful spirit of experimentation adds personality and offers a glimpse into the garden’s future, mature personality.”

Back in Black Project

Above: KK Nichols submitted his Back in Black garden in Fairfax, Virginia, chosen by Deborah Needleman, who called it a “simple, elegant design well-suited to the site and which enhances the interesting explorations in plant color and texture. You can sense the love that goes into this garden.”

Have you chosen your favorite? Then head to the best Amateur Garden category page to vote.

Don’t forget to vote once per day in all contest categories on both Gardenista and Remodelista, now through August 4.

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