Does your garden make your neighbors green with envy? We hope so!

The Baltimore Sun is searching for the most beautiful and creative gardens in the metropolitan area. Flower gardens, shade gardens, container gardens and even water gardens will be considered, but they must be designed and tended by amateurs. The winners will be featured in The Sun this summer and will receive a $50 garden center gift card.

To submit your entry, send three to five photos and a 200-word description of your garden by email to homes@baltsun.com or by mail to Baltimore Sun Garden Contest, Features Dept., 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278. Be sure to explain the type and size of garden — small, medium or large — its noteworthy features and what inspired you to create it. Entries must be received by June 16.