In the garden with: Maik Böhmer (Planorama-Landschaftsarchitektur)

Maik Böhmer – Photo: planorama.eu

In 2017, the German Landscape Architecture Prize was awarded for the 13th time. First place went to the Rheinboulevard Köln-Deutz, the draft for which was developed by Maik Böhmer’s office Planorama-Landschaftsarchitektur. The jury explained its decision as follows: “This presentation of the river basin in connection with a high quality of stay quickly turned the Rheinboulevard into a crowd-puller.” The project also impressed the jury at the polis award 2017 for urban development and was distinguished in the category “More liveable open spaces”. The prize is conferred in cooperation with the Bundesstiftung Baukultur (German Foundation Building Culture) and the Deutsche Städtetag (German Association of Cities and Towns).

Outdoor living: garden furniture trends

Hularo wickerwork used in the Savoy range by 4 Seasons Outdoor is extremely weather-resistant © 4 Seasons Outdoor

From 2 to 4 September 2018, spoga+gafa will be presenting the latest outdoor living developments. As the largest garden trade fair in the world, spoga+gafa shows fresh design approaches, new functions or innovative materials. We already take a look at current design trends for outdoor furniture.

3 questions to: Heiko Mencke (Mencke Garden Centre in Sprockhövel)

Heiko Mencke – Photo: Mencke Gartencenter GmbH

The magazine “Mein schöner Garten” (My beautiful garden) has determined the top 500 garden centres and DIY stores with garden departments and published the results in its May edition. Over 8,800 customer opinions on 2,300 garden centres and DIY stores with garden departments in Germany were collected and evaluated for the purpose. In most of the federal states the owner-run establishments came off best. In North Rhine-Westphalia, the Mencke Garden Centre in Sprockhövel topped the ranks.

spoga+gafa 2018: More themes and added values

Europäische Fachpressekonferenz, Richmond, GB, 15. Mai 2018: Katarina C. Hamma, (Geschäftsführerin Koelnmesse GmbH)

From 2 to 4 September 2018 the green industry will once again be meeting up at spoga+gafa in Cologne. Around 2,100 exhibitors from 60 countries will present the whole world of the garden to the international trade audience. In addition to the exhibitor presentations theme islands, special events and an extensive event programme make spoga+gafa the world’s no. 1 garden trade fair.