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German Gardenbook Award

In the year of 2006 Schloss Dennenlohe awarded the "German Garden Book Award“ for the first time and it is presented by Stihl and sponsored by Dehner - as a premium award for the German book market. Since 2010 Schloss Dennenlohe also additionally initiated the "European Garden Book Award“ which was created for the European Market and has become wildly known.

The award will be presented every year in March, 2021 on the 12th of March as part of an exclusive soiree at Schloss Dennenlohe.

If you are interested to participate please send us your books in six copies for the German Award till the 2nd of March 2021.

The members of the jury select the best books of the two categories: "Best European Photo Book“ and „Best European Garden Book“. The judges reserve their right to assign books to a different category if it is deemed necessary. 

Furthermore, please be aware, that all books must be edited in the recent year or the year before - hence, for the Award in 2021 - the book must be published in 2020 or 2021. Second editions of an older work are permitted but only if they have not yet been awarded. There are no entry fees for the competition, but if your book is nominated and wins a price, there will be an invoice for ads (200,- Euro for the third price, 300,- Euro for the second price and 400,- Euro for the first price. Nevertheless, we do need 10 books for the press work from the first winner.)

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European Gardenbook Award

For the "European Garden Book Award", the premium prize for the best European garden book, which is chosen by a European jury, German publishers can also submit books that they print under license or books written by European authors. The award of 2021 is divided in two categories: the Garden Photography Book and Garden Book. For participation please send three copies of the books to Dennenlohe - the books should be printed in the years of 2019, 2020 or 2021.

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European Garden Photography Award

In addition, every year, the European Garden Photography Award will be presented since 2013 together with the English institution "International Garden Photographer of the Year" in order to promote garden photography. Closing date is always October 31st. For more information for your photographers, visit the Schlosspark Dennenlohe European Garden Award - (Special Awards).


Freiherrliche von Süsskind´sche
Schloss und Gartenverwaltung
Dennenlohe 1
91743 Unterschwaningen

Tel: +49 (0) 9836-96888
Fax: +49 (0) 9836-96889

Über den Veranstalter

Schloss Dennenlohe wurde 1734 mit allen seinen Nebengebäuden erbaut und gilt als eines der schönsten Barockensembles in Bayern. Das Schloss wird vom größten Rhododendronpark Süddeutschlands sowie von einem 25 Hektar großen Landschaftsgarten umgeben.