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German and European Garden Book Awards at Castle Dennenlohe

For the eighth time the German Garden Book Awards were presented at Castle Dennenlohe in Franconia. One hundred candidates from twenty-nine publishing houses sent in their gardening books, eight of them became finalists in different categories. The ceremony was sponsored by Stihl. Beside this national competition several European publications were honored as well.

A special jury, headed by the host Robert Freiherr von Süsskind, awarded the best European books on gardening with the European Garden Book Prize. The winners were “Historische Parks und Gärten in Österreich” (Historical Gardens and Parks in Austria) by Christian Hlavac, Astrid Göttche and Eva Berger (ed.), published by Böhlau, “Les plus beaux jardins graminées” (The most beautiful Grass Gardens) published by Eugen Ulmer and “Le carnet jardinière” (The Gardening Notebook) published by Kosmos.

In cooperation with Philip Smith, the initiator of the renowned International Garden Photographer of the Year Award, the European Garden Photo Award had its premiere this year. The jury chose three pictures that will be exhibited around the world: Gary Rogers: “Spring in the Box Garden”, Josette Taylor: “Tulip Dance” and Sergey Karepanov: “Bella Vista”. The pictures can be seen here.

„The choice wasn’t easy this year,” Robert Freiherr von Süsskind stated after the ceremonies. “There were many excellent titles in the competition. But this shows that there are many outstanding publications in the garden sector, and that they are getting the right appreciation through these awards.”

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