Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn is Professor at the School of Landscape Architecture. She studied Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning at the University of Hannover, graduating in 1999, followed by History of Garden Art at the University of Bristol, UK, graduating in 2006. She obtained a doctorate degree from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in the same year. Dietze-Schirdewahn is Voting Member of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes working on evaluation of nominated World Heritage Sites. Her principal area of work is the history of gardens/parks and management of historical landscape architecture in Norway. Her articles on this subject appear regularly in highly regarded national and international journals and in books.