Schlosspark Dyck




Schloss Dyck is set in the midst of a picturesque English landscape garden. Spread over four islands, the moated castle and forecourts were given their Baroque appearance in the 17th century. Schloss Dyck has been in the ownership of the Princes and Counts of Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck for over 900 years.

Thanks to support by public funds, it has been an internationally-orientated centre for garden design and landscape culture since the Schloss Dyck Foundation (Stiftung Schloss Dyck) was established in 1999.

After careful restoration in recent years, the park now appears again as it did when laid out by Thomas Blaikie in the early 19th century in close collaboration with the then owners of the castle. After the interesting themed and model gardens in the entrance area, avenues and shady paths through woods lead to the castle and the various historical areas of the park. The large meadows and gentle hills provide an ideal location for the growth and development of the more than 200-year-old groups of trees and solitary trees.

Wonderful displays of flowers are produced by the sweeping meadows in April and by the magnificent azaleas and rhododendrons in May. Spatial divisions on the orangery peninsula are on a smaller scale, with flowerbeds and shrub gardens forming clear lines.

The park features a diverse and particularly well-preserved collection of trees and shrubs. There are few comparable estates in Europe in terms of their age and variety of species.