RHS Bridgewater

RHS BRIDGEWATER (WORSLEY, UK) Laudation by Ed Bennis for Bridgewater as PDF here! The fifth garden in the RHS portfolio, Bridgewater opened in the summer of 2021. It has been developed as a modern garden, yet within the envelope of the 62 hectares historic site of Worsley New Hall. The gothic style mansion was demolished…

Great Dixter

GREAT DIXTER (NORTHIAM, UK) Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – it was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. House and garden are a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.…

Frederiksborg Castle Garden

FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE GARDEN (HILLERØD, DENMARK) Frederiksborg Castle was built by King Christian IV in the early decades of the 17th century and is the largest Renaissance complex in the Nordic region. The gardens represented the finishing touch in the creation of Frederiksborg Castle. In 1720 J. Krieger was commissioned to create a stunning Baroque Garden,…

URBANCOWS

URBANCOWS (PÄRNU, ESTONIA) Laudation by Prof. Dr. Davorin Gazvoda for Urbancows as PDF here! URBANCOWS is one of the rare examples of a landscape development with a priority on nature protection located close to housing and costal leisure areas. The general aim of the URBANCOWS project was to improve the conservation status of the coastal…

Open Call: European Garden Award 2022

Following the successful Open Call last year, you are now invited to nominate candidates for the European Garden Award 2022 in these four categories: – Design or concept of a contemporary park or garden– Management or development of a historic park or garden– Protection or development of a cultural landscape and– new in 2022 ––…

Open Call for Nominations EGA 2022

Following the successful Open Call last year, you are now invited to nominate candidates for the European Garden Award 2022 in these four categories: – Design or concept of a contemporary park or garden– Management or development of a historic park or garden– Protection or development of a cultural landscapeand – new in 2022 ––…

Parc de la Senne

2nd Prize: “Design or Concept of a Contemporary Park or Garden” Parc de la Senne (Brussels, Belgium La Compagnie du Paysage: Jean-Frédéric Gay, Nathalie Melin This linear park, located in the heart of the Masui district, was the only free space to develop a key public space in the area. It reinforces both the district’s…

Hauser & Wirth

2nd Prize: “Design or Concept of a Contemporary Park or Garden” Hauser & Wirth (Bruton, UK) Piet Oudolf Visitors to the art gallery enter a glazed lobby with a first glimpse of the Oudolf Field: 1½ acres of curving borders with interlocking waves of colour and delicately contrasting textures and winding paths. Some 26,000 plants…

The Third Train

1st Prize: “Design or Concept of a Contemporary Park or Garden” The Third Train (Compiègne, France) Paysarchitectures: Gilles Brusset, Francesca LiggieriAtelier eem: Marc Blume Heavily impacted by the 20’s century wars, the region Hauts-de-France chose to celebrate its heritage and resilience in the Gardens of Peace. The first of these gardens, “The Third Train”, is…