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In the garden with: Brigitte Röde (Planungsbüro Garten & Freiraum/Garden & Leisure Planning Office)

Brigitte Röde – photo: Hoffmann Leverkusen

The landscape architect Brigitte Röde took a degree in landscaping in Osnabruck and followed this up with an additional qualification in advertising and marketing. In 1987 she turned self-employed after founding her garden and leisure planning office in the Rhineland. In addition to property planning, Röde also holds lectures and runs seminars on the theme of garden design.

My small farm or chicken in the city

Keeping chickens in one’s own garden – a new trend? – Photo: Moers

Most Germans only remember free-range chickens from their holiday on the eco-farm or from a visit to a petting zoo. This could soon change, because poultry is becoming more and more popular as a pet – even in the city. If one takes a look at the current gardening book publications this at least seems to be the trend.

In the garden with: Gabriella Pape (Royal Garden Academy Berlin)

Gabriella Pape – photo: Königliche Gartenakademie (Royal Garden Academy)

Gabriella Pape took a degree in Bio-dynamic Agriculture, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture in Great Britain. After completing her degree in Kew Gardens in London and taking a Diploma in Landscape Architecture at Greenwich University, she turned self-employed after setting up the design studio LANDART in England together with the garden historian, Dr. Isabelle Van Groeningen.