The Garden nominated for the award must be established and maintained by the garden owner. The garden will be visited and evaluated by members of the Gardening Council. If nominating another member’s garden, please advise them that their garden will be evaluated. Supplying photos will help the Consultants see what has been done. Upload 3-5 photos, with a "before photo" showing the area prior to installation of the garden. If significant changes have been made to a previous Lovely Garden, the garden may be renominated after a 5-year period. Applications must be submitted four-six weeks prior to the date the gardener would like their garden to be visited. No applications will be accepted After August 24th.