Centre of Garden Art and Cultural Landscape

Stiftung Schloss Dyck, 41363 Jüchen, Fon (0 21 82) 824-0, Fax (0 21 82) 824-110

Centre of Garden Art and Cultural Landscape

With the creation of the foundation Schloss und Park Dyck in 1999 as a centre for garden art and landscape culture, for the first time an institution was created in Northrhine-Westphalia which connects historic gardens and cultivated landscapes with current topics in landscape design and urban development. The premises in Schloss Dyck with its varied combination of historically grown and new modern gardens and parks on more than 70 hectares around the castle form the basis for the centre for garden art and landscape culture. The New Gardens in Schloss Dyck have won national and international awards for landscape architecture. The object of the moated castle, the parks and gardens is supported by an exhibition concept. The permanent and temporary exhibitions are located in several buildings and are dedicated to garden art.

The sophisticated choice on offer in Schloss Dyck is complemented by a number of expert conferences which have culminated in the creation of a scientific academy. In cooperation with the RWTH Aachen university, the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and sponsored by big commercial enterprises like RAG and RWE a universitary further education programme has been developed. It focuses on Northrhine-Westphalia, for example the redevelopment of former industrial areas www.master-redevelopment.com. On a regional level, Schloss Dyck is involved in projects like the “Offene Gartenpforte”, www.offene-gartenpforte.de in the Rhineland as well as “Straße der Gartenkunst zwischen Rhein und Maas”, www.strasse-der-gartenkunst.de.

The centre for garden art and landscape culture is internationally renowned for the formation of the European Garden Heritage Network (www.eghn.eu). The garden heritage network, headed by the foundation, now has many important partners and more than 200 sites in five European countries and has thus also found fitting recognition. The Stiftung Schloss Dyck received EU and government funds for the formation of the network. In close cooperation with the regional authorities Rhineland and Ostwestfalen-Lippe four garden routes in Northrhine-Westphalia were developed and presented on an international level.


Links to regional partners

Offene Gartenpforte: www.offene-gartenpforte.de

Straße der Gartenkunst zwischen Rhein und Maas: www.strasse-der-gartenkunst.de

European Garden Heritage Network: www.eghn.org

Further links you will find at: Partners page

European Garden Heritage Network, in a new window

Foundation informations