How beautiful is your garden?

| 19 Jul 2012 | 11:22

    VERNON — Heaven Hill Farm once again recognizes your toil in the soil each year by hosting the annual Most Beautiful Garden Contest, offering prizes and top honors to inspired and dedicated gardeners. Entries are being accepted through July 31.

    Stake your contending claim in the earth by designing an imaginative, original, colorful combination of flowers, shrubs, trees, even vegetables and herbs that may be found flourishing in a summertime garden.

    “There’s no need to be an expert in the field to enter the Most Beautiful Garden Contest here at Heaven Hill" said Martin Theobald, owner of Heaven Hill Farm. "You just need to love digging in the dirt, planting what you like and showing off all of your hard work. Feature something dramatic like a fountain or statue and watch your garden grow to winning stature.”

    “A plot of land in any shape and size can be transformed into something amazing and unexpected with a creative eye and a reverence for digging in the dirt," added Outdoor Lifestyles Manager Phyllis Emmerich. "Gardens naturally reflect the seasonal changes of our local climate, as well as foster a sense of intimacy with natures cycles. Get rooted, get growing and get winning.”

    Most Beautiful Garden Contest photo entries are accepted through July 31 and will be displayed at Heaven Hill Farm to be voted on by garden center customers. Photos must be 4"x6" color shots of any uniquely beautiful home garden. Only two photos will be accepted per gardener.

    Voting for your favorite garden takes place from Aug. 1 through 12. Winning entries will be announced during the week of Aug. 13. The Most Beautiful Garden Contest winners will receive a gift certificate to Heaven Hill Farm. First place willwin $100, second place $50 and third place $25.

    Go to the Heaven Hill Web site,, for more information.

    Heaven Hill Farm is located on Route 94 in Vernon.