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…

Lowther Castle & Gardens

2nd Prize: “Management or Development of a Historic Park or Garden” Lowther Castle & Gardens (Penrith, UK) In 1957, James Lowther watched roof and stonework of his family home being removed for sale at auction to cover the taxes. The gardens were turned over to growing timber and to cultivate pigs and chickens. Restoration was…

Rundāle Palace

1st Prize: Rundāle Palace (Pilsrundāle, Latvia) The grounds of Rundāle Palace amount to 85 hectares including the French Baroque Garden, which covers 10 hectares. Based on a layout by Francesco Rastrelli, the garden was created by Christopher and Michael Weyland between 1736 and 1740. The garden borders a former hunting park to the south and…

Santar Vila Jardim

2nd Prize: “Protection or Development of a Cultural Landscape” Santar Vila Jardim (Santar, Portugal) Santar is a village in a valley of the river Dão region. There are remains from the Roman Empire, such as archaeological vestiges, roads and bridges. A series of manor houses stands with contiguous grounds that once were occupied by orchards…

Insel Hombroich

2nd Prize: “Protection or Development of a Cultural Landscape” Insel Hombroich (Neuss, Germany) “Art in parallel to Nature” – the motto of Museum Insel Hombroich captures the spirit of the museum’s fostering concept of creating a space as an ideal in both museum and landscape terms. It is a daylight museum with ten walk-in sculptures…

Waterloopbos and Deltawerk//

1st Prize: “Protection or Development of a Cultural Landscape” Waterloopbos (Marknesse, The Netherlands) In 1951, Waterloopbos was created as a new forest in an area with natural water streams. For 40 years, it was the home of the Hydraulic Science Laboratory. In 35 large scale models of estuaries and ports, such as the Delta Works…

Marqueyssac

2nd Prize: “Management or Development of a Historic Park or Garden” Marqueyssac (Vésac, France) Château de Marqueyssac was built at the end of the 17th century, on cliffs overlooking the Dordogne Valley. The original garden “à la française” featured terraces, alleys, and a kitchen garden. In the 1860s, the new owner began to plant thousands…

In memoriam: Alan Thornley

It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Alan Thornley, Chairman of the European Garden Heritage Network EGHN, who died far too early and unexpectedly at home in England on 8 October 2020. Alan Thornley had taken over the chairmanship of the European Garden Heritage Network at its first meeting in 2003 and…

Bartokpark

Bartokpark (The Netherlands) 2nd Prize In March 2012, after the developments of the BK40 complex and the demolition of the Bartok Hall some years before, this square in Arnhem was a thorn in the eyes of entrepreneurs and local residents. The Departement Tijdelijke Ordening (DTO), however, together with BUROHARRO designed the Bartokpark, a mini piece…