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German Garden Book Award

Tender documents for the 2017

The submission of books is very straightforward. We need for the Jury 2017 your book please in six copies.

As in previous years, the most beautiful garden books are awarded in the following categories:

"Best Guides"
"Best book"
"Best book on garden history"
"Best Garden Guide"
"Best garden or plants Portrait"
"Best Garden Book for Children & Youth"
"Best book for garden Prose & Poetry"
Special Category: Garden - Blogs

In one of these categories, you must please arrange your book yourself and tell us the category. However, the jury reserves the right books, may be assigned after checking with the publisher in a different category.

Our Sponsor Stihl has also awarded three special awards for outstanding achievements that are endowed with 5,000 € 3,000 € and 2,000 €. This is not to regular categories for the publishers or authors may apply. Much more those prices are individually selected and awarded by the jury of the total mass of all submitted books.

The Burda Verlag has again a Reader's Choice Award with "My Beautiful Garden" awarded in which a reading jury selects the best advisers.

Requirements for book submission:

The book must be published in German in 2016 or 2017th Editions of older works or license Prints are permitted, provided that the book has not yet been awarded.

For the "European Garden Book Award" there is more information!

In addition, in 2017 for the fifth time the "Best European Garden Photo" awards, more information is available here.

Also in 2017, we will charge a tiered advertising expenses allowance of € 400 for the respective 1st place, € 300 for the 2nd & 3rd place € 200 for the first three places in each category. With this grant we fund community advertisements and posters in the wake of the German and European Garden Book Prize.

Each winning book (1st place in each category) of the German & European garden book price we please each require 10 additional copies for the subsequent press work. The winning books should be sent within one week, after the ceremony, to us:

Palace and Garden Administrative Dennenlohe
Dennenlohe 1
91743 Unterschwaningen

The deadline for all books is February 22, 2017.
Please send six copies to the following address:

Palace and Garden Administrative Dennenlohe
Dennenlohe 1
91743 Unterschwaningen

The winners will be announced in the context of already become a tradition Soirée at Castle Dennenlohe on 03 March 2017th The evening will be the presenter Eva Sat1 Grünbauer.

The Jury of the German Garden Book Award 2017:

  • Dr. Klaus Beckschulte (CEO of Börsenverein Bayern)
  • Katharina von Ehren (International Tree Broker GmbH)
  • Andrea Kögel (Burda-director of the editorial staff for für „Mein schöner Garten“, „GartenTräume“, etc.)
  • Jens Spanjer (President DGGL Deutschland)
  • Dr. Rüdiger Stihl (Member of the der STIHL Holding AG & Co. KG)
  • Robert Freiherr von Süsskind (Gardener)
  • Christian von Zittwitz (Herausgeber BuchMarkt)
  • Sybille Eßer (German Bundesgartenschau)


Castle Dennenlohe was built in 1734 with all its outbuildings and is considered one of the most beautiful baroque ensembles in Bavaria. The castle is surrounded by the largest park in southern Germany and Rhododendron by 25 hectares of landscaped gardens.

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