High Country Gardens Photo Contest

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Winter Photo Contest

It's time to show off your gardening and photography skills! This winter, we're looking for your best garden photos from any of the following 3 categories:

  1. Your Best Garden Photo Of 2020 (We encourage you to send photos of Pre-Planned Gardens!)
  2. Festive Flowering Amaryllis & Paperwhites
  3. Wonderful Winter Landscapes

We look forward to seeing your photos to inspire us over the snowy winter months.

Photo Contest Prizes

  • We will award one $100 Grand Prize and up to five $50 Runner Up Prizes
  • Prizes will be awarded in the form of High Country Gardens Certificates. High Country Gardens Staff choose the finalists, and the Grand Prize Winner is chosen by popular vote! 

Photo Contest Deadlines & Details

  • Submit your photos through Sunday, February 14, 2021.
  • Finalists will be announced on or before Friday, February 19, 2021. Each finalist will be notified by email, so you can share your photo when it's time to vote!
  • Voting for the Grand Prize Winner will be open from Friday, February 19, 2021 through Sunday, February 28, 2021.
  • The Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up will be announced by Friday, March 5, 2021. Winners will be contacted via email, and then announced on social media.

Use the form below to submit your photos. Choose your best images! 


Congratulations To The Fall Photo Contest Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists! Review the images, then vote for your favorite in the form below. 

Finch In The Summer Garden By Steve ThompsonFinch In The Summer Garden By Steve Thompson
Swallowtail & Orange Coneflower By Linda H.
Finch In The Summer Garden By Steve ThompsonFinch In The Summer Garden By Steve Thompson
Moth & Dianthus By Steven K.
Finch In The Summer Garden By Steve ThompsonFinch In The Summer Garden By Steve Thompson
Hummingbird & Agastache By Matthew W.
Monarch & Maximilian's Sunflower By Holly D.Monarch & Maximilian's Sunflower By Holly D.
Monarch & Maximilian's Sunflower By Holly D.
Icy Prickly Pear By Josh O.Icy Prickly Pear By Josh O.
Icy Prickly Pear By Josh O.
Wild Four O'Clock By Christian A.Wild Four O'Clock By Christian A.
Wild Four O'Clock By Christian A.

Congratulations To The Finalists Of Our Summer Photo Contest!

Finch In The Summer Garden By Steve ThompsonFinch In The Summer Garden By Steve Thompson
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Finch In The Summer Garden By Steve Thompson
Butterfly Weed & Hummingbird By Dan LandisButterfly Weed & Hummingbird By Dan Landis
Butterfly Weed & Hummingbird By Dan Landis
Agastache & Hummingbird By Dana SheareidAgastache & Hummingbird By Dana Sheareid
Agastache & Hummingbird By Dana Sheareid
Crocosmia & Hummingbird By Jeff BartlettCrocosmia & Hummingbird By Jeff Bartlett
Crocosmia & Hummingbird By Jeff Bartlett
Butterfly, Bee & Mexican Sunflower By Joan KomaromiButterfly, Bee & Mexican Sunflower By Joan Komaromi
Butterfly, Bee & Mexican Sunflower By Joan Komaromi
Echinocereus & Monardella By Matthew WarrenEchinocereus & Monardella By Matthew Warren
Echinocereus & Monardella By Matthew Warren
Aster & Bee By Steve RobertsonAster & Bee By Steve Robertson
Aster & Bee By Steve Robertson

Enter Our Summer Photo Contest!  

Show off your waterwise garden for a chance to win!

Tips for success: Be sure that your photo is well-focused, composed, and submit a high-quality image file.

Enter your photo in one of the following categories:

  • High Country Gardens Plants: We love to see our unique and exclusive plant introductions thriving in your garden!
  • Wonderful Wildflowers: Show us your meadow or your wildflower garden in bloom!
  • Container Garden: Show off your wildflowers or plants from High Country Gardens growing in containers!
  • Garden Designs: Show us your waterwise garden designs, beautiful color combinations, and perfect plant pairs using High Country Gardens plants.
  • Pollinators In The Garden: Show us the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and songbirds visiting your garden.

Fill out the form below and upload your photos! 

Voting Has Closed... Stay Tuned For The Winner Of Our Spring Photo Contest!

Spring Photo Contest Deadlines & Details

  • Submit your photos through Sunday, May 10, 2020. (Spring contest is closed - enter our Summer contest below!)
  • Finalists will be announced on or before Friday, May 15, 2020. Each finalist will be notified by email, so you can share your photo when it's time to vote!
  • Voting for the Grand Prize Winner will be open from Friday, May 15, 2020 through Sunday, May 31, 2020.
  • The Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up will be announced by Friday, June 5, 2020. Winners will be contacted via email, and then announced on social media.

Congratulations To The Finalists Of Our Spring Photo Contest

Moths & Milkweed by Bernadette Chiaramonte

Garden & Fountain by Emily Westman

Painted Lady & Helianthus by Kim Mitas

Yankee Boy Basin & Wildflowers by Pat Hilbert

Pasque Flower & Penstemon by Matthew Warren

Succulents & Sunshine by Thomas Hilbert

We look for photos and finalists across the following categories:

  1. Year-Round Garden Design: Do you have shrubs, trees, cacti, and ornamental grasses that look beautiful all year round? We'd love to see your gardens in winter.
  2. Small Plant Groupings: Show us what flowers you think look great planted together, in a single bed or in a container.
  3. High Country Gardens plants, bulbs, or seeds: We love to see our plants in your garden - especially our exclusive plants and introductions! Please make a note of the variety, if possible.
  4. Critters & Pollinators In The Garden: Catch birds, butterflies, and bees in action, or show us wildlife or pets enjoying your yard.
  5. People in the Garden: Send us an adorable portrait with gardeners of any age enjoying gardens and flowers.
  6. Pre-Planned Gardens: Be sure to let us know which garden you're growing!
Photo by Leslie Miller: Swallowtail Butterfly on Gomphrena 'Fireworks'Photo by Leslie Miller: Swallowtail Butterfly on Gomphrena 'Fireworks'
Photo by Leslie Miller: Swallowtail Butterfly on Gomphrena 'Fireworks'
Hummingbird & Agastache By Dylan TuckerHummingbird & Agastache By Dylan Tucker
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Hummingbird & Agastache By Dylan Tucker
Monarch & Aster By Samantha MostekMonarch & Aster By Samantha Mostek
Monarch & Aster By Samantha Mostek
Swallowtail Butterflies & Joe Pye Weed By Kathleen ConnerSwallowtail Butterflies & Joe Pye Weed By Kathleen Conner
Swallowtail Butterflies & Joe Pye Weed By Kathleen Conner
Meadow & Blue Sky By Leslie MillerMeadow & Blue Sky By Leslie Miller
Meadow & Blue Sky By Leslie Miller
Coreopsis By Celeste MeyeresCoreopsis By Celeste Meyeres
Coreopsis By Celeste Meyeres
Red Rocks Penstemon & Bee By Jason BidgoodRed Rocks Penstemon & Bee By Jason Bidgood
Red Rocks Penstemon & Bee By Jason Bidgood

Photo Contest Details

By submitting a photograph, you represent, acknowledge, and warrant that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by you, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

You retain all ownership rights to the photos you submit. However, by submitting a photo, you hereby grant High Country Gardens/American Meadows a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and display the photo in connection with the High Country Gardens/American Meadows website (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the High Country Gardens/American Meadows Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels, including the High Country Gardens catalog, as well as distributing to press outlets, including print and websites.

You may enter as many photos as you wish. Images should be high resolution--greater than 1mb and in .jpg format. If the images total more than 25mb, please use separate entries.

One gift certificate valued at $100 will be awarded to the first place winner, as decided by popular customer vote. Grand Prize winner and Runners Up will be notified by email. Prizes will take the form of a digital gift card. Prizes have no cash value and can only be used to purchase products from High Country Gardens, either via the highcountrygardens.com website or over the phone.