Planning of private gardens: Practical Day at spoga+gafa

„Garten des Jahres 2017“: Hofgarten, Rheingau/Hessen (Petra Hirsch Gartenplanung)
© Marion Nickig Fotodesign

The garden is turning more and more into living space as a balance to the hectic everyday life. Its design is thus becoming all the more important. The Private Garden Planning Practical Day at the coming spoga+gafa demonstrates how successful garden ideas can be implemented and materials sensibly used.

TAG DES GARTENS 2017 in Cologne

TAG DES GARTENS in the Rheinpark, Cologne – Photo: Koelnmesse

TAG DES GARTENS (The Garden Day) is taking place for the third time in the Rheinpark in Cologne on 2 and 3 September 2017. It is the accompanying public event to the international garden fair, spoga+gafa, and is staged by Koelnmesse in cooperation with the Industry Garden Association e.V. (IVG).

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.