Call for entries: We're looking for the West's best new gardens

Sunset’s 2010-2011 Dream Garden Awards: Here’s how landscape professionals can enter a new or remodeled garden

Morro Bay, CA

A raised deck in this 2009 award-winning garden, warmed by built-in fire bowls and a gas-fed trough in the custom concrete table, overlooks Morro Bay, California. Design: Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture, Baywood Park CA.

Chris Leschinsky

Deadline for completed entries: May 19, 2010

The Sunset Dream Garden Awards competition has been celebrating great garden design for more than a decade. Our search for entries in our 2010-2011 competition begins with some exciting categories designed to show distinctive Western design.

To enter: Download rules and entry form (pdf). Send completed entry packages to Sunset Dream Garden Awards, 80 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Fee: $50 for each entry. (Discounted entry fee for entries received by May 10, 2010: $30.)

Landscape architects and landscape designers of new or newly renovated gardens (completed after January 2007), from the 13 Western states and British Columbia, are invited to submit completed designs in five categories:

Who is eligible: The competition is open to landscape professionals who earn most or all of their income designing gardens.

Entries must be located in and be the work of registered landscape architects and designers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, or British Columbia.

Home gardener? Enter our non-professional category

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