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ABC's Garden Design Contest.
Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the new, two-and-a-half acre, world class Herbal Education and Research Center being built in Austin, Texas. Win a great prize by designing a theme garden that represents you and your interest in educating the public on the use of medicinal plants. If your design is chosen, ABC will place a plaque with your name on it in the garden, honoring your participation in this exciting new endeavor. The first-place winner will also receive a $200 gift certificate for ABC's Herbal Education Catalog, and acknowledgment of your design in HerbalGram.

Each of the gardens will be 100 square feet in area and some of the possible themes are herbs for children, women or men, herbs used in Ayurvedic or Traditional Chinese Medicine, aromatherapy, a tea garden the choices are endless. Design elements such as fences, bird baths, benches, sundials, arbors can be used, and the shape and orientation of the garden are also up to the designer.

The theme of the garden must be medicinally oriented. The entries will be judged by noted local gardening experts and nationally renowned herbalists in time for a planting in spring 1999. Designs must be received by December 22, 1998 to be eligible for consideration. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded by February 14, 1999

Article copyright American Botanical Council.


By Gayle Engels