It's Spring time and time to get in the garden. So get ready to share any gardening tips or projects that you have for our Garden Contest!

To enter you simply need to make a new Instructable that covers something related to gardens. It can be traditional gardening, indoors or outdoors, hydroponic, aquaponic, or even astroponic, just as long as it's well documented with text and pictures and can help someone else with their gardening. Also, anything that goes into the garden, like a decoration, can be entered as well.

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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, May 28, 2012.

The Gardening Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

9 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

GRAND PRIZE (1 Winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Florafelt Compact Living Wall Kit along with 8 plants from PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens. Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

First Prize (3)

FIRST PRIZE (3 Winners)

Three First Prize winners will receive an AeroGarden Classis 7-Pod with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit. Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.

Runner Up Prize (5)


Five Runner Up Prize winners will receive a Picnic Time Gardener Folding Chair with Tools.  Winners will also receive an Instructables Prize Pack.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Apr 16, 2012 and May 28, 2012 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Gardening Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.