20 years of the European Garden Network EGHN – 20 years of promoting cross-border exchange: this anniversary was celebrated together on 12.5.2023 by the Stiftung Schloss Dyck as the project leader of the EGHN and the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL). The venues were the venerable Knights’ Hall and the park of the moated castle of Anholt, to which the princely family zu Salm-Salm had invited, as well as the neighbouring Huis Landfort in the Netherlands, whose impressive renovation the participants were allowed to view extensively after a cross-border walk.
In keeping with the occasion, the event focused not only on reviews and outlooks of the garden network’s activities, but also on the German-Dutch exchange of experiences: from the consequences of climate change and measures in gardens and parks to volunteer engagement.
We would like to thank the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe, in particular the LWL-Denkmalpflege, Landschafts- und Baukultur in Westfalen, for their support in terms of content, organisation and funding.
(Photo: LWL/Bodi; v.l.n.r.: Roswitha Arnold (Landschaftsverband Rheinland, Vice-Chairman des EGHN-Beirats), Dr. Holger Mertens (Landeskonservator für Westfalen-Lippe), Emanuel Erbprinz zu Salm-Salm, Dr. Barbara Rüschoff-Parzinger (LWL-Kulturdezernentin), Jens Spanjer (Vorstand der Stiftung Schloss Dyck), Yvonne Molenaar (Direktorin der Stichting Kastelen, Buitenplaatsen & Landgoederen), René W. Chr. Dessing (u.a. Direktor der Stichting Erfgoed Landfort)