Best Private Plots Award

Eligible: professionals
Register/Submit: 4 June 2012
Registration fee: none


The award best private plots - Die besten Gärten 2012 recognizes exemplary sustainable design of private outdoor spaces, highlighting the garden as a contemporary dialogue between architecture, ecology and landscape, as places of inspiration and creation, as habitats that tell stories.

The award criteria include artistic and conceptual quality, ecological use of plants and materials, delimitation and organization of outdoor space. A focus lies on variety of uses and sustainability. The outdoor spaces must be clearly identifiable as intended for private residence and use, and must have been created no more than ten years ago. The competition is international. Landscape architects, architects, artists, gardeners, garden owners and combinations thereof from all countries are eligible.

Prizes: First prize: 7,000 € | Second prize: 5,000 € | Third prize: 3,000 €

Jury 2012: Stig L. Andersson (DK), SLA Urbanity Strategy Landscape | Franziska Bark Hagen (CH), cultural scientist | Teresa Moller (CL), Estudio del Paisaje | Vladimir (Tom) Sitta, Terragram | Tom Stuart-Smith (GB), Landscape Design

Award ceremony and International symposium on garden architecture: September 29th, 2012, Essl Museum, A-3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria.

The bilingual catalog best private plots - Die besten Gärten 2012 will present about 30 outdoor spaces and gardens nominated for the award. The catalog will be launched at the award ceremony on 29th September 2012 and can be ordered at