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German Gardenbook Award

For the 13th time, Schloss Dennenlohe awarded the "German Garden Book Prize" in 2019 sponsored by Dehner and presented by Stihl and for the ninth time the "European Garden Book Prize" sponsored by Schloss Dennenlohe.

The prize will be awarded on 15th March 2019 as part of a soiree at Castle Dennenlohe.

We ask you to send us the books of your publishing house that you would like to submit for the prestigious prize in six copies till 25 February 2019.

The members of the jury are selected in the categories "Best Picture Book", "Best Guidebook", "Best Guide", "Best Garden or Plant Portrait", "Best Book on Garden History", "Best Book on Garden Prose", "Best Garden Book for Children "," Best Garden Blog " and "Best Garden Cookbook " the winners. In one of these nine categories you have to classify your book yourself. However, the jury reserves the right to assign books to a different category if deemed necessary.

Since 2013 our sponsor Stihl has awarded a special prize for extraordinary achievements endowed with 5,000 €. Also in 2019 there will again be two further special prizes from Stihl amounting to € 2,000 and € 3,000 as well as a voucher for € 1,500 from our sponsor Dehner for the new category "Entry-level Advisor".

Prerequisites for sending a book:

Your book must be edited in 2018 or 2019 as a first appearance in German.

New editions of an older work are permitted from 2017, provided that they have not yet been awarded.

Please send the copies to the following address:

Schloss Dennenlohe

Genia Lindörfer

Dennenlohe 1

D - 91743 Unterschwaningen

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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 submission criteria are analogous to the German Garden Book Prize.

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European Garden Photo Award

In addition, in 2019, the European Garden Photo Award will be presented for the sixth time together with the English institution "International Garden Photographer of the Year" in order to promote garden photography. Closing date is October 31st 2018. For more information for your photographers, visit (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.