The growing season is just getting under way, and we want to see what you have planned!  Show us pictures of what you've planted, what's already budding, your new koi pond, or any other plans you have for your garden!

The rule for the Share Your Garden Photo Contest is simply this: submit a Photo Instructable of something you've done for your garden. That's it! It can be your own creation, a modification of something else, or even a finished build from a kit. As long as you've made it or grown it, or made plans to make or grow it once the weather turns better, you should enter it!

So submit your photos of what you've made, whether new or old. We can't wait to see what it is!

Ready to start? Click here!

Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to international entries. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PDT, May 22.

The Share Your Garden Photo Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

57 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Nikon D3100 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Nikkor Zoom Lens to take lots of amazing shots of future projects. Also included is an Instructables Prize Pack that has a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, and more.

First Prize (1 winner)

One First Prize winner will receive a Nikon Coolpix S6000 and an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, and more.

Second Prize (5 winners)

Five Second Prize winners will receive a custom laser-etched Leatherman Juice and an Instructables Prize Pack that includes a one-year Pro membership, Robot t-shirt, and more!

Third Prize (50 winners)

Fifty Third Prize winners will receive a one-year Pro membership.
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 25, 2011 and May 22, 2011 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Share Your Garden Photo Contest. 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.