Welcome to our Third Annual Mary Garden Contest!

May 24, 2022 - July 16, 2022

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The third annual Mary Garden Contest is officially open!

Enter Contest!

This fun and faith-filled Mary Garden Contest invites parents, families, garden enthusiasts, parish groups, teachers, and anyone who wants to create a one-of-a-kind Mary Garden to honor Our Blessed Mother Mary is invited to participate. The contest is accepting submissions from May 24, 2022, until July 16, 2022. The winning entries will be announced on August 15, 2022.

A Mary Garden is its own reward for yourself, the entire family, and everyone who gets to take in its beauty.... but we're offering prizes too! The top three in each category will win a gift basket from the Museum of Family Prayer including items for the whole family to enjoy and embrace your faithful prayer life.

We have inspiring eBooks, blogs, and Mary Garden information like this list of Marian Flowers to help you with your garden. 

Gardening is a wonderful activity to do as a family, teaching important life skills such as patience and responsibility. We want to encourage families to pray together, wherever they are – so why not try a garden dedicated to Our Lady?

Entries will be divided into three groups:

Private/Family gardens

Community/Church gardens

Small/Apartment gardens


We created this contest in 2019 at the start of the pandemic. We hoped it would offer families a fun, prayerful activity they could do at home. Now we want to continue the tradition! 

We hope that caring for your Mary Garden will offer you an opportunity to spend time in prayer with Mary and invite God into your family life. Pray together in this sacred space you've created, and always remember Father Peyton’s famous message

“The family that prays together stays together.” 


2021 Winners

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Beth Schill, Mini Garden
Charly Kostka, Small Garden
James Baldridge, Family Garden
Jeanette Dyer, Community Garden
Lourdes Maldonado, Small Garden
Mark Couture, Family Garden
Rosanne Verlezza, Family Garden
Susanty Djauw, Family Garden
Susanne Webber, Community Garden
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St. Leonard's, Community Garden

E-Book Resources for a Mary Garden


How to Plant a Mary Garden

Assumption Lilies for Mary's Garden

Inspiration & Ideas

A Renaissance Mary Garden

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