Roll up your sleeves and get ready for the Gardening Contest! We've partnered with Ecovative to motivate you to create the garden of your dreams. Whether you want to start growing your own food or freshen your space with a little greenery, if your projects involve plants they're eligible for this contest!

Prizes include a Brinno time-lapse camera, composting gardening tower, and Ecovative GIY kits for expanding your garden further. Your garden can be indoor, outdoor, at home or even mobile. Anything goes as long as you make the world a greener place! 

The Gardening Contest 2017 is closed.

Grand Prize

29 Prizes

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
Garden Tower 2: 50-Plant Composting Container Garden
GIY Planter Classroom Kit
Brinno TimeLapse Camera
an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

First Prize

Three First Prize winner will receive:

Second Prize

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Third Prize

Twenty Third Prize winners will receive:
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 10, 2017 and Jun 19, 2017 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Gardening Contest 2017. 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.