Gardening Practice & Asia Show Garden

Gartenpraxis - Mustergarten

Gardening Practice for Your Own Patch of Green

Schloss Dyck offers you pleasure and inspiration as well as practical tips and numerous ideas for your own garden dreams. Just behind the modern pavilions of the entrance area – with its various sales areas and cash desk – renowned landscape gardeners have created diverse theme gardens while keeping the size and possibilities of a home garden in mind. Between hedges and fruit trees, visitors experience at first hand the effects which can be achieved with, for example, a special choice of plants, a water installation or an unusual sculpture. Family requirements change, and so the garden changes at the same time– this is also reflected in the design suggestions based on a budget ranging from “low-budget” to “luxurious”. This living pool of ideas helps all garden fans who are considering a new or supplementary design for their own patch of green. Furthermore, experts give answers to all kinds of questions concerning gardening practice during the annual garden days in spring.

Flower beds with perennial herbaceous plants inspired by those found in England can be admired in the transition area to the historical castle park. They have been maintained by friends of the National Trust in Germany since 2005, who have thus realised their first own project at Schloss Dyck. Most people know their zodiac signs, but only few know which tree is assigned to their time of birth. The Celtic tree calendar, which is also located in the front part of the park, provides the solution here. Various types of historical gardens from the past hundred years can also be seen in this area. The youngest visitors will enjoy the maze playground with its tree house. Older children will be challenged by the climbing garden in a former dried up moat between the model gardens and the spacious park.


Asia Show Garden "East meets West"

The show garden “East meets West” is a 3,500 square metre garden inspired by Asian-Japanese models. It includes two water areas, a Zen garden and numerous solitary plants which – combined with cleverly arranged stones – create an Asian-style harmony.

The stately Schloss Dyck Castle in Jüchen near Düsseldorf offers a wonderful, though contrasting backdrop for the unique woody plants grown by Baumschule Lorenz von Ehren, a tree nursery from Hamburg.  – Aamong these arem 8 to 10 metere high pines, pines in the shape of a Japanese large bonsai, specimen solitary laceleaf Japanese maples and Japanese maplesfan- and feather-shaped sycamore trees, dogwoods, azaleas and camellias. The Asia show garden was designed by Micheal W. Veith, a landscape architect from Alsace.