The initiative Natur im Garten, represented by the Federal Province of Lower Austria and the association Umweltschutzverein Bürger und Umwelt as well as the European Garden Association (Natur im Garten International) will award the “European Award for Ecological Gardening 2015“ as a recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of ecological gardening. The Award, for which participants from all over Europe are eligible, will be handed over by an international expert jury for the first time in 2015.
It is the objective of the European Award for Ecological Gardening 2015 to award prizes to outstanding, high-quality projects and achievements, which have already been implemented and are based on ecological gardening. We are looking for both innovative and sustainable projects of exemplary character, which are near-naturally designed, ecologically cultivated and can also include social and economic aspects.
The Award is aimed at gardeners, garden owners, planners, municipalities & local authorities, teams & individuals, as well as their organisations, such as educational institutions, networks and associations from all European nations.
The Jury will nominate the 20 best projects, from which three award winners will be selected. An exhibition of the 20 best projects will be conceived as a travelling exhibition, which will be shown throughout Europe. In early October 2015, the European competition will be accompanied by a pulse-generating symposium on “Gardens of the Future – New Garden Spaces in Europe” and the excursion “Gardens of diversity”.