From dahlias to Japanese maples, this year’s Great Garden Contest winners exude variety and style.

More than 100 people submitted photos, from which the Post-Dispatch narrowed the selection to 20 gardens. Expert judges, Jennifer Smock and Chip Tynan of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Fred Ortlip, master gardener, then chose the winners.

The Missouri Botanical Garden awarded the first-, second- and third-place winners with a year-long family memberships.