There's no doubt about it: Fine Gardening features a great many gardens between its covers every year. Only a handful, however, are offered as lessons in garden design. Find the eight gardens we brought to you in 2012 below, and vote for the one that you felt most compelled by.

Bonus: After casting your vote, leave a comment explaining your choice, and you could win a copy of our Front Yard Idea Book! Enter by January 1, 2013.

Designing with curved terraces by Sandi Burdick, issue #147 Focus on seasonality by Dennis Schrader, issue #148 Simplify your color scheme by Andrew Grossman, issue #144
Impress from a distance by Donna Tetiva, issue #147   Design ideas for a small space by Rebecca Sams, issue #145
There's more than one way to be bold by Antonio Reis, issue #146 One bed, two exposures beautifully blended by Danielle Sherry, issue #146 Concentrate on contrast by Sharon Nyenhuis, issue #145

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