Private Plots & Public Spots

Private Plots & Public Spots

Open, international

5 May 2008 – Q & A period ends

2 June 2008 – Submission deadline (postmark)

Sponsor: The Lower Austrian government agency Lebensqualität – Aktion Natur im Garten is sponsoring the international garden architecture award “Best Private Plots 08 – Die besten G&aum Type: Open, international

Eligibility: The outdoor spaces must have been completed after January 1, 1998. Awards are in recognition of newly designed gardens or for redesign of existing gardens.

Languages: German, English

Fee: None (There is a 50 Euro fee for those wishing to attend the symposium in September)


• Jane Amidon (USA)

• Petra Blaisse (Netherlands)

• Erik Dhont (Belgium)

• Edouard François (France)

• Jane Bihr-de Salis (Switzerland) – winner best private plots 07

Awards: ¤15,000 will be awarded for the three top projects.

First Prize – ¤7,000

Second Prize – ¤5,000

Third Prize – ¤3,000


5 May 2008 – Q & A period ends

2 June 2008 – Submission deadline (postmark)


The competition is an important component of the discourse on the design of private outdoor space. The prize honours exceptional achievements in the design of private outdoor space and gardens. The co The award criteria include: idea, artistic and conceptual quality, use of plants and materials, relationship between inside and outside, delimitation of space and organization of open space, technical • Roof Gardens and Terraces

• Extensions of Living Space

• Courtyard Gardens

• Gardens

• Shared Gardens

• Landscape Gardens

• Water Gardens

Send entries to:

best private plots 08 – Die besten Gärten 2008

Landhausboulevard Haus 1 / Top 1

Verein für Lebensqualität

Postfach 28

A-3109 St. Pölten