Peter-Joseph Lenné (born in 1789 in Bonn, died in 1866 in Berlin) was one of the most important 19th century German garden and landscape architects. Even today, his work is visible in many gardens, parks and squares of the cities of Berlin and Potsdam.

Lenné’s creations still serve as inspiring models for many landscape architects, architects and artists because of their comprehensive approach, their compositional and botanical artistry and their blending of beauty and usefulness. To many people, his parks and gardens convey an impression of the harmony and beauty that may arise when closeness to nature, functionality, and the human disire to shape the environment combine.

The Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Award of the state of Berlin is a competition of ideas for garden and landscape architecture and for the planning of open space and landscape.

The procedure is targeted especially at young landscape architects, planners, scientists, architects and artists who are being trained or are employed in the aforementioned specialist fields.

The award is intended to support the professional development of young persons, and to foster new ideas and planning approaches in the design and planning of open spaces.Attractive tasks from Berlin, the German federal states and foreign countries have been chosen for the competition. Importance is attached to explorations of where open space planning and landscape architecture cross boundaries into other areas.