The European Garden Heritage Network

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Dyck Castle © Klaus Littmann/cc-by-sa-3.0

Dyck Castle © Klaus Littmann/cc-by-sa-3.0

The European Garden Heritage Network is a nonprofit organization established in 2003 within the EU-Programme INTERREG IIIB NWE to foster transnational co-operation in regional development and cultural heritage. It brings together garden experts, government services, foundations, and tourism agencies to preserve, develop, and promote gardens of historic interest within northwestern Europe.

Large and small parks and gardens in the regions of the “European Garden Heritage Network” are starting points for the visitor to experience garden design, nature, history, culture and regional identity, to discover new and hidden things, to get a fresh perspective on familiar things and to enjoy the special quality of each cultural landscape. In each region routes are placed under a specific heading in order to focus on the most distinctive quality and sometimes also the most surprising aspect of a region.

Botanical Garden Gütersloh - Palm House Café © Hewa EGHN sign - Böckel Castle in Rödinghausen © TUBS/cc-by-3.0 Fabelpfad sign - Stadtpark Gütersloh © Hewa/cc-by-3.0 Palais Garden Detmold - Well © Maschinenjunge/cc-by-3.0 Dyck Castle © Klaus Littmann/cc-by-sa-3.0
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EGHN sign - Böckel Castle in Rödinghausen © TUBS/cc-by-3.0
With the regional theme as a linking element, as a kind of green thematic thread, there is of course no need to go from one site to another in a particular order or to visit all sites. The aim is to offer good images of gardens and to encourage the visitor to discover regions, to stop off at places which deserve attention and which then reward the guest with sensory impressions, moods and leisurely hours.

This website enables the visitor to have a first look at gardens and cultural landscapes in nine regions. It offers the (virtual) traveller the necessary information for visiting the parks and gardens, the museums and historical sites, for walks through attractive parts of towns, villages or places of natural beauty, for sampling regional specialities or taking breaks in particularly atmospheric places.

Read more on Dyck Castle Foundation and Wikipedia European Garden Heritage Network (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.


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