The nominated projects

Category 1: Promoting biodiversity in gardens and green areas

Treffpunkt Vielfalt - PikoPark

In this project, the focus lies on strengthening both biodiversity and the improvement of the quality of housing and life for people living in residential quarters.

Submitter: Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e. V. (WILA), Michaela Shields
Website: https://wilabonn.de/
Year of project implementation: 2018-2019
Land: DE

Fotocredit: © Wissenschaftsladen Bonn e. V. (WILA Bonn)

Streuobstlandschaft Burgbernheim

With its art installations, the innovative conservation of orchard populations with 30,000 fruit trees stimulates people to practise critical reflection and to stay – including all animal guests.

Submitter: Stadt Burgbernheim, Nadine Höhne
Website: www.burgbernheim.de
Year of project implementation: k.A.
Land: DE

Fotocredits: © Kunstinstallation Steffen Schulze und Heinrich Kreisel

Nature Theme Park (NTP) Bad Saulgau

Accompanied by a water landscape, this renaturated theme park is a place of learning and experience, about half of which is part of the city forest.

Submitter: Stadtverwaltung Bad Saulgau, Thomas Lehenherr
Website: www.bad-saulgau.de
Year of project implementation: 2016-2021
Land: DE

Fotocredit: © Stadtverwaltung Bad Saulgau

Diversity – The importance of biological diversity for humanity, animals and plants

In this project, the sharing of knowledge in the field of horticulture and ecology, as well as the garden show´s art installation and obstacle course show of how important biodiversity is.

Submitter: Die Gärten von Schloss Trautmanndorf, Anna Maria Pircher
Website: www.trauttmansdorff.it
Year of project implementation
: 2020
Land: IT

Fotocredit: Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff/Roter Rucksack; Die Gärten von Schloss Trauttmansdorff/Karlheinz Sollbauer

Gemeinschaftsgartenprojekte KGA Weiße Rose

Encounters and public relations work raise the awareness of people in small gardens for sustainable cultivation and the maintenance of precious green areas.

Submitter: Kleingärtnerverein Weiße Rose e.V., Bernd Weichmann
Website: kga-weisse-rose.de
Year of project implementation: since 2017 until now
Land: DE

Fotocredit: Bernd Weichmann 2020

SINCERE SEEDING

A special recycling garden installation with different cultural and wild plants of residents versus municipal service.

Submitter: CCI Fabrika / Dima Green, Kristina Pestova
Website: fabrikacci.ru
Year of project implementation: 2019
Land: RU

Fotocredit: Evgeniya Zubchenko

Blühender Landkreis Ravensburg

In order to achieve a colourful, attractive overall picture of flowered areas, as well as for biodiversity, the District provides seeds and information material for free.

Submitter: Landschaftserhaltungsverband Ravensburg e.V., Moritz Ott
Website: www.bluehender-landkreis.org
Year of project implementation: 2019
Land: DE

Fotocredits: H. Burkhart und D. Teufel

Alnatura Campus – an ecological natural space for Darmstadt

With species-rich habitats, among others, a diversified local recreation area and place for encounters plus a company head office in the urban area have been set up on a strongly sealed former military site.

Submitter: Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH, Laura Hauck
Website: www.alnatura.de/de-de/ueber-uns/alnatura-campus/
Year of project implementation
: 2019
Land: DE

Fotocredit: Anke Pavlicek

GRÜNBUNT

A private garden and a joint project show how closeness to nature can be experienced in a private sphere and designed – even in small steps – in an ecological and sustainable fashion in this place.

Submitter: Bria & Christoph Heinzle
Website: www.gruen-bunt.jimdofree.com
Year of project implementation: 2004 / 2011 / 2018
Land: AT

Fotocredit: Christoph Heinzle

Museum Garden Rijskmuseum Twenthe

With the help of volunteer work and a green laboratory, this Dutch museum garden shows us how a gravel garden has been transformed into a contemplative natural garden.

Submitter: Lodewijk Baljon landscape architects, Marie-Laure Hoedemakers
Website: www.baljon.nl
Year of project implemention: 2020
Land: NL

Fotocredit: Lotte Stekelenburg


Edible Garden headquarters Rabobank Utrecht

An unusable paved courtyard has been transformed into a green edible garden, which is also being tended to by employees of the Agricultural Bank on a voluntary basis.

Submitter: Lodewijk Baljon landscape architects, Marie-Laure Hoedemakers
Website: www.baljon.nl
Year of project implementation: 2020
Land: NL

Fotocredits: Baljon und Luuk Kramer

Berliner Baugenossenschaft blüht auf

The Berlin Building Cooperative breathes new life into green space care on various layers by using structures and demolition material.

Submitter: Beamten-Wohnungs-Verein zu Köpenick eG, Andrea Zwingelberg
Website: https://www.bwv-zk.de/bwv.html
Year of project implementation
: 2020
Land: DE

Fotocredit: Stiftung für Mensch und Umwelt

Category 2: Climate-friendly gardens, green areas and greening of buildings

unser Selbstversorgergarten für die Hausgemeinschaft

With hillbeds, raised beds and crater beds, the first edible forest garden of Central Europe ensures circular economy and more self-supply, with a maximum possible number of harvests also in winter.

Submitter: Österreichisches Waldgarten-Institut, Bernhard Gruber
Website: www.waldgarteninstitut.at
Year of project implementation
: 2017
Land: AT

Fotocredit: © Österreichisches Waldgarten-Institut

Wohnumfeldpark Veltlinerstraße

With regional seeds, climate-compatible plants, unsealed path construction and identity-creating nibbling hedges, this untilled communal property located in a development area next to a community garden provides for cultural exchange.

Submitter: Marktgemeinde Königstetten, Katrin Schützenauer
Website: www.koenigstetten.at
Year of project implementation
: 2016
Land: AT

Fotocredit: Katrin Schützenauer

Public Goes Green – Begrünte Busstationen

The supposedly small areas of greened bus stops together form a big picture of biodiversity and aesthetics and are relevant for the microclimate from an environmental perspective.

Submitter: HBLFA für Gartenbau und Gartengestaltung Schönbrunn, Fabian Cabak
Website: https://www.gartenbau.at/
Year of project implementation: 2019 bis laufend
Land: AT

Fotocredit: Bernhard Wagenknecht

Klimaforschungslabor

In public spaces, young people are engaged with topics that are relevant for the future in the form of a vivid, practical and age-appropriate energy and climate research laboratory for building greening, also including the growing of edible mushrooms.

Submitter: Verein für Kunst, Kultur und Natur am Spratzerner Kirchenweg 81-83, Markus Weidmann-Krieger
Website: www.sonnenpark-stp.at
Year of project implementation: 2021
Land: AT

Fotocredit: B-NK

Wiener Dachfarm

In order to maintain the relation to plants, nature and the origin and production of foods in the city, vegetable cultivation in the city centre is moved to the roof.

Submitter: Wiener Dachfarm, Elisabeth Kolb
Website: https://www.instagram.com/wienerdachfarm/
Year of project implementation: 2020-2021
Land: AT

Fotocredit: Elisabeth Kolb

Bürogarten "Umwelt & Bau"

Bringing experiences of nature into the office and luring people outside into green and cooling atriums of tranquility – all this is made possible by this office garden.

Submitter: Garten- und Landschaftsarchitektur DI Stefan Neuhold, Stefan Neuhold
Website: www.gla-neuhold.at
Year of project implementation: 2020
Land: AT

Fotocredit: Stefan Neuhold, Dr. Birgit Nipitsch

Community garden "A hoe and the sun"

This garden and meeting place on historical grounds fulfil their function over the whole year and are based on permaculture, biodiversity and collective management, while being also self-sufficient to the maximum possible extent.

Submitter: Community garden "A hoe and the Sun" led by the Commons Lab Foundation, Anna Fedas
Website: https://www.facebook.com/motykaislonce
Year of project implementation
: 2015
Land: PL

Fotocredit: Maciej Łepkowski, Małgorzata Piechura

“Vadoz summt” (“Vaduz buzzing”)

Every household in the capital receives a maximum of six hours of consultation on implementation options of newly designed private areas and gardens.

Submitter: Gemeinde Vaduz, Claudia Ospelt-Bosshard
Website: https://www.vaduz.li/service/foerderungen/vadoz-summt
Year of project implementation
: 2020 until now
Land: LI

Fotocredit: Claudia Ospelt-Bosshard

Naturnahe Pflanzplanung BIO GARTEN EDEN - LGS

Low-maintenance, location-appropriate (shrub) plants, as well as highly diversified structures can be experienced during the first provincial horticultural show with organic certificates in the field of agriculture.

Submitter: Team: Marlis Rief + B. Brandstätter, S. Plenk,
Website: www.marlisrief.at
Year of project implementation
: 2018/2019
Land: AT

Fotocredit: S. Plenk

The Malzfabrik Nature Park

This urban oasis serves as an ecological maximisation of a revitalised industrial monument for employees, tenants and visitors alike, as well as for diversity.

Submitter: IGG Malzfabrik mbH, Karoline vom Böckel
Website: www.malzfabrik.de
Year of project implementation: 2016/2017
Land: DE

Fotocredits: Matthias Friel, Nils Krüger

Waldgärten am Buchenberg

Whether used as a forest, mushroom or prayer garden: the motto at the local mountain with a chapel is to experience community in the midst of municipal green.

Submitter: Stadt Waidhofen a/d Ybbs, Cornelia Engleder
Year of project implementation: 2020
Land: AT
Website: www.waidhofen.at

Fotocredit: Stadt Waidhofen a/d Ybbs

Stadtgarten Connewitz- Gemeinsam gärtnern :: Zusammen wachsen

On former school garden grounds in Leipzig, the focus today lies on urban species protection as well as on sustainable gardening.

Submitter: Ökolöwe - Umweltbund Leipzig e.V.
Website: www.Oekoloewe.de
Year of project implementation
:  2017 - 2021
Land: DE

Fotocredit: @oekoloewe

Category 3: Gardens for health, care and therapy

Therapiegarten Grüne Stunde

Using the garden actively and passively and offering people who suffer from dementia and are being cared for at home a new access to nature is made possible, among others, through memory work.

Submitter: Verein Grüne Stunde e.V., Corinna Cieslik-Bischof
Website: www.verein.gruene-stunde.com
Year of project implementation
: 2014
Land: DE

Fotocredit: © Corinna Cieslik-Bischof

Green instead of grey

This robust model prison garden offers inmates serving life sentences as well as people suffering from mental disabilities a view of greenery, an experience of nature, cooling or activity during maintenance work.

Submitter: Centrale Gevangenis van Leuven, Myriam Coucke
Website: https://justitie.belgium.be/
Year of project implementation
: 2018 - 2019
Land: BE

Fotocredit: © Myriam Coucke

Ökogarten Mödling

An occupational project for personality stabilisation as well as for the jump into social community and gainful employment, as well as for new courage for life and perspectives.

Submitter: Verein Arge Chance, Günther Rieck
Website: www.argechance.at
Year of project implementation
: 2007
Land: AT

Fotocredit: © Arge Chance, Citronenrot

Lebensorte der Vielfalt im Freiraum PBZ Retz

Practised inclusion means integrating free space into every-day routines along with the most diversified forms of utilisation, while at the same time establishing connections with the environment.

Submitter: lebensorte - Technische Büros für Landschaftsplanung, Brigitta Hemmelmeier-Händel & Karin Schauer
Website: www.lebensorte.at
Year of project implementation: since 2013
Land: AT

Fotocredit: © PBZ Retz; lebensorte

Zahrada U Řeky (Garten am Fluss) – Therapeutischer Garten

The interplay with nature takes place in the therapeutic natural garden and by the river, being reflected in a large number of elements, such as a balance board, an insect flower meadow, raised beds and many more.

Submitter: Lipka – školské zařízení pro environmentální vzdělávání Brno, příspěvková organizace, Veronika Neckařová
Website: www.lipka.cz
Year of project implemention: 2017, opening 2019
Land: CZ

Fotocredit: (C) Lipka

Verein Achterbahn Therapy Garden

This small interactive garden on the site of a geriatric care facility uses the natural environment as a resource for change and healing after mental crises.

Submitter:: Verein Achterbahn, Marie-Therese Fallast
Year of project implementation: 2016
Website: www.achterbahn.st
Land
: AT

Fotocredit: © M.T.Fallast, Brigitte Gassner

Jury and assessment procedure

Jury European Award for Ecological Gardening 2021

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