During the winter semester 2009/10, the CGL initiated the CGL-Visiting-Scholars-programme. Visiting Scholars are being invited to Hannover for research on the history of garden culture and modern landscape architecture in collaboration with the CGL. These studies should be linked to the research activities of the CGL. Major goals of the programme are the development of research grant applications and research on joint projects. Visiting Scholars should engage in discussions with doctoral students at the CGL on their theses (if applicable) and stimulate teaching at the Leibniz Universität Hannover through lectures and participation in courses at one or several of the faculties involved in the CGL.